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Château Cap de Faugères

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2023
91
Licorice, black cherries, and chocolate create the forward, soft, round, and creamy character here. Medium-bodied, with freshness, and energy, this is going to be delicious on release. The wine was blended with 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2026-2036. 90-92 Pts.

Licorice, black cherries, and chocolate create the forward, soft, round, and creamy character here. Medium-bodied, with freshness, and energy, this is going to be delicious on release. The wine was blended with 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2026-2036. 90-92 Pts.

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2022
92
Rich, deep, dark and fruity, from start to finish you find layers of chocolate-coated, black fruits, licorice, black cherries, and espresso. The wine is plush, round, polished and forward, with a touch of salt and more dark, plummy fruits on the backend. The wine was blended with 85% Merlot, and15% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2025-2034. 91-93 Pts.

Rich, deep, dark and fruity, from start to finish you find layers of chocolate-coated, black fruits, licorice, black cherries, and espresso. The wine is plush, round, polished and forward, with a touch of salt and more dark, plummy fruits on the backend. The wine was blended with 85% Merlot, and15% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2025-2034. 91-93 Pts.

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2021
91
Black cherries, cocoa, mint, licorice, espresso and floral essences pop in the nose. On the palate, the wine is forward, lifted, but not quite high-toned, finishing with orange citrus, red cherries, pepper and red plums with a touch of chalk that comes in at the end of the finish. Drink from 2024-2036.

Black cherries, cocoa, mint, licorice, espresso and floral essences pop in the nose. On the palate, the wine is forward, lifted, but not quite high-toned, finishing with orange citrus, red cherries, pepper and red plums with a touch of chalk that comes in at the end of the finish. Drink from 2024-2036.

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Blending 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, produces a forward, soft, polished, fresh, lush, round, fruit-filled wine with loads of ripe, chocolate-coated, plums and black cherries with a touch of salt on the mid-palate and in the endnote. Drink from 2023-2034. 90-92

Blending 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, produces a forward, soft, polished, fresh, lush, round, fruit-filled wine with loads of ripe, chocolate-coated, plums and black cherries with a touch of salt on the mid-palate and in the endnote. Drink from 2023-2034. 90-92

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2020
91
Medium-bodied, round, lush and forward, with a dusty-textured, chocolate and plum core of ripe, sweet fruits, polished tannins and a touch of spicy, espresso in the finish. Drink from 2023-2035.

Medium-bodied, round, lush and forward, with a dusty-textured, chocolate and plum core of ripe, sweet fruits, polished tannins and a touch of spicy, espresso in the finish. Drink from 2023-2035.

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Dark in color, the wine offers an array of scents, featuring black cherry liqueur, olives, licorice and coffee bean. Lush, round, rich and fruity, the finish packs in a lot of sweet, ripe, dark red pit fruits and chocolate. 91-93 Pts

Dark in color, the wine offers an array of scents, featuring black cherry liqueur, olives, licorice and coffee bean. Lush, round, rich and fruity, the finish packs in a lot of sweet, ripe, dark red pit fruits and chocolate. 91-93 Pts

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2019
92
Dark in color, the wine exudes licorice, smoke, dark chocolate, black pit fruits and cherries. Full-bodied, lushly textured and with a hedonistic, fruit and chocolate filled finish, this will offer a lot of bang for the buck. The wine was made from blending 80% old vine Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. 91-93 Pts

Dark in color, the wine exudes licorice, smoke, dark chocolate, black pit fruits and cherries. Full-bodied, lushly textured and with a hedonistic, fruit and chocolate filled finish, this will offer a lot of bang for the buck. The wine was made from blending 80% old vine Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. 91-93 Pts

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2018
92
Fresh and juicy, the wine pops with all its ripe, plums, cherries, licorice, coffee bean, cocoa and spice. Lush, opulent and packed with sweet, red and dark red berries, this is good now, but a few more years in the cellar will make it even better. The wine was made from a blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Fresh and juicy, the wine pops with all its ripe, plums, cherries, licorice, coffee bean, cocoa and spice. Lush, opulent and packed with sweet, red and dark red berries, this is good now, but a few more years in the cellar will make it even better. The wine was made from a blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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2017
90
Luxurious and sexy, the wine is loaded with licorice, juicy plums and dark chocolate with an expressive, round finish. This should be quite tasty on release. The wine was made from a blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon – despite the estate losing 40% of the yield to frost.

Luxurious and sexy, the wine is loaded with licorice, juicy plums and dark chocolate with an expressive, round finish. This should be quite tasty on release. The wine was made from a blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon – despite the estate losing 40% of the yield to frost.

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2016
91
From a blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine opens with licorice, ripe, black cherry, vanilla and kirsch. Forward, lush, juicy and fresh, the wine leaves you with sweet, dark chocolate covered cherries and a hint of dust in the tannins.

From a blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine opens with licorice, ripe, black cherry, vanilla and kirsch. Forward, lush, juicy and fresh, the wine leaves you with sweet, dark chocolate covered cherries and a hint of dust in the tannins.

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2015
91
Sweet, lush fruits with chocolately overtones on top of the black cherry essences. Medium/full bodied, you can drink this young, or age it for a few years.

Sweet, lush fruits with chocolately overtones on top of the black cherry essences. Medium/full bodied, you can drink this young, or age it for a few years.

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Lush, plush, sweet and packed with licorice, chocolate covered cherries and plums, the wine is sweet, round and easy to drink. This should be quite tasty on release.

Lush, plush, sweet and packed with licorice, chocolate covered cherries and plums, the wine is sweet, round and easy to drink. This should be quite tasty on release.

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2014
89
Round, fat, sweet, ripe, dark, juicy fruits, licorice, espresso and wet earth all wrapped up in an open, easy to drink, open style. Not overtly complex, but there is loads of well-priced, early drinking pleasure here.

Round, fat, sweet, ripe, dark, juicy fruits, licorice, espresso and wet earth all wrapped up in an open, easy to drink, open style. Not overtly complex, but there is loads of well-priced, early drinking pleasure here.

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2013
87
Licorice, strawberry and plum, medium bodied, in a light style will provide nice drinking at a good price on release. 86-88 Pts

Licorice, strawberry and plum, medium bodied, in a light style will provide nice drinking at a good price on release. 86-88 Pts

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2012
91
Incense, spice, earth and roasted cherries with supple, soft tannins and a lush, concentrated, cherry filled finish.

Incense, spice, earth and roasted cherries with supple, soft tannins and a lush, concentrated, cherry filled finish.

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2011
88
Blending 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Franc, the wine offers jammy chocolate cherry liqueur aromas with a medium-bodied, red berry finish. 87-88 Pts

Blending 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Franc, the wine offers jammy chocolate cherry liqueur aromas with a medium-bodied, red berry finish. 87-88 Pts

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2010
90
2010 Cap de Faugeres From a blend of 85% merlot, 10% cabernet franc and 5% cabernet sauvignon, (which is how the vineyard is planted,) came in at 14.5% ABV. This medium/full bodied wine offers abundant fresh, sweet black cherry and chocolate notes in a lush crowd pleasing style that will drink well on release for a fair price. As 10,000 cases are produced, this will also be easy to find. 89-91 Pts

2010 Cap de Faugeres From a blend of 85% merlot, 10% cabernet franc and 5% cabernet sauvignon, (which is how the vineyard is planted,) came in at 14.5% ABV. This medium/full bodied wine offers abundant fresh, sweet black cherry and chocolate notes in a lush crowd pleasing style that will drink well on release for a fair price. As 10,000 cases are produced, this will also be easy to find. 89-91 Pts

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2009
90
Licorice, coffee bean, boysenberry jam and chocolate scents pop from the glass. Sweet, round, lush and forward, the crowd pleasing wine is already open, fun to drink and fairly priced at $20 or less.

Licorice, coffee bean, boysenberry jam and chocolate scents pop from the glass. Sweet, round, lush and forward, the crowd pleasing wine is already open, fun to drink and fairly priced at $20 or less.

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2008
87
In the secondary stage with truffle and earthy nuances. The fruit is just starting to fade, so catch it quick, before the remaining sweet, red fruit fades.

In the secondary stage with truffle and earthy nuances. The fruit is just starting to fade, so catch it quick, before the remaining sweet, red fruit fades.

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2006
85
On the downward slope, this is starting to fade and drop its fruit. Drink up sooner than later.

On the downward slope, this is starting to fade and drop its fruit. Drink up sooner than later.

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2005
90
From a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, this ripe, rich, opulently textured wine is stuffed with licorice, coffee bean and chocolate covered black cherries with a touch of jam. For a wine that offers change for a $20 bill, there is a lot to like. This is drinking about as good as it's going to get, so there is not much upside to be gained with further cellaring.

From a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, this ripe, rich, opulently textured wine is stuffed with licorice, coffee bean and chocolate covered black cherries with a touch of jam. For a wine that offers change for a $20 bill, there is a lot to like. This is drinking about as good as it's going to get, so there is not much upside to be gained with further cellaring.

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