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Château Faugères

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2023
92
Quite floral in nature, the wine is also loaded with ripe, sweet, dark, red pit fruits, espresso, chocolate mint, licorice, and black raspberries. Medium/full-bodied, the wine is silky, lush soft, and polished, with luscious, dark pit fruits, coffee bean, and black cherries in the finish. The wine blends 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink from 2027-2039.

Quite floral in nature, the wine is also loaded with ripe, sweet, dark, red pit fruits, espresso, chocolate mint, licorice, and black raspberries. Medium/full-bodied, the wine is silky, lush soft, and polished, with luscious, dark pit fruits, coffee bean, and black cherries in the finish. The wine blends 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink from 2027-2039.

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2022
93
Black fruit, flowers, chocolate, plums, and mocha shine in the nose. The palate displays more of those lusciously-textured, black cherries, plums, and chocolate. The wine is rich, creamy, long and sweet, with vibrancy, energy, and a touch of savory herbs on the backend. The wine blends 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. 14.5% ABV. Drink from 2024-2045. 92-94 Pts.

Black fruit, flowers, chocolate, plums, and mocha shine in the nose. The palate displays more of those lusciously-textured, black cherries, plums, and chocolate. The wine is rich, creamy, long and sweet, with vibrancy, energy, and a touch of savory herbs on the backend. The wine blends 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. 14.5% ABV. Drink from 2024-2045. 92-94 Pts.

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2021
93
Licorice, cocoa, spice, espresso and black cherries line up in the perfume. The palate, with its layers of creamy-textured, black cherries and chocolate accents is polished, and fresh. Drink from 2024-2037.

Licorice, cocoa, spice, espresso and black cherries line up in the perfume. The palate, with its layers of creamy-textured, black cherries and chocolate accents is polished, and fresh. Drink from 2024-2037.

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Medium-bodied, soft, fresh and silky, with layers of sweet, juicy, dark plums, black cherries, mocha and espresso. Lush and refined, the wine finishes with espresso, dark cocoa and deep, ripe, sweet pit fruits with a sprig of mint in the endnote. The harvest took place September 29 - October 15. Drink from 2023-2037. 91-93

Medium-bodied, soft, fresh and silky, with layers of sweet, juicy, dark plums, black cherries, mocha and espresso. Lush and refined, the wine finishes with espresso, dark cocoa and deep, ripe, sweet pit fruits with a sprig of mint in the endnote. The harvest took place September 29 - October 15. Drink from 2023-2037. 91-93

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2020
94
Truffles, cocoa, dark red fruits, licorice and spice create a perfume that wants to get noticed. On the palate, the wine is rich, lush, concentrated, deep and polished. Yet, it is balanced by its freshness, lift and elegance that makes everything work here from start to the vibrant, cocoa, plum and spice-box finish. Drink from 2024-2040.

Truffles, cocoa, dark red fruits, licorice and spice create a perfume that wants to get noticed. On the palate, the wine is rich, lush, concentrated, deep and polished. Yet, it is balanced by its freshness, lift and elegance that makes everything work here from start to the vibrant, cocoa, plum and spice-box finish. Drink from 2024-2040.

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Dark in color, the black cherry, flower, licorice, plum liqueur and espresso nose jumps out in front. On the palate, the wine is opulent, rich, full-bodied, deep and concentrated. The perfectly ripe fruit is dark, opulent and polished with velvety textures, length and volume on the mid-palate and finish. 93-95 Pts

Dark in color, the black cherry, flower, licorice, plum liqueur and espresso nose jumps out in front. On the palate, the wine is opulent, rich, full-bodied, deep and concentrated. The perfectly ripe fruit is dark, opulent and polished with velvety textures, length and volume on the mid-palate and finish. 93-95 Pts

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2020
91
Juicy lemons and white flowers open the nose, while on the palate, the wine is all about its core of sweet, white peaches, apricots and creamy lemon chiffon. Drink from 2023-2030.

Juicy lemons and white flowers open the nose, while on the palate, the wine is all about its core of sweet, white peaches, apricots and creamy lemon chiffon. Drink from 2023-2030.

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2019
93
Deeply colored, the wine is fresh, vibrant and rich. The fruit blends black cherries, plums and strawberry with dried flowers, forest leaves and spice. Plushly-textured, long and packed with loads of ripe, sweet, dark red fruits, chocolate, licorice and spice, the soft, polished finish tastes and feels great. Drink from 2023-2038.

Deeply colored, the wine is fresh, vibrant and rich. The fruit blends black cherries, plums and strawberry with dried flowers, forest leaves and spice. Plushly-textured, long and packed with loads of ripe, sweet, dark red fruits, chocolate, licorice and spice, the soft, polished finish tastes and feels great. Drink from 2023-2038.

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Dark in color, the wine is packed with round, fat fruits, licorice and soft tannins. The mid-palate and endnotes come with a ripe, sweet, fruity finish that carries on nicely. This wine is forward in style and should be great to enjoy close to its release. The wine was made from a blend of 70% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon. 91-93 Pts

Dark in color, the wine is packed with round, fat fruits, licorice and soft tannins. The mid-palate and endnotes come with a ripe, sweet, fruity finish that carries on nicely. This wine is forward in style and should be great to enjoy close to its release. The wine was made from a blend of 70% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon. 91-93 Pts

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2018
93
Dark in color, the wine instantly hits you with licorice, chocolate covered cherries, plums, smoke and espresso. Lush, polished, rich and velvety, there is good density, lift and length here. This wine is forward in style and should be great to enjoy with just a few years of age, if you can keep your hands off it for that long. The wine was made from a blend of 70% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Dark in color, the wine instantly hits you with licorice, chocolate covered cherries, plums, smoke and espresso. Lush, polished, rich and velvety, there is good density, lift and length here. This wine is forward in style and should be great to enjoy with just a few years of age, if you can keep your hands off it for that long. The wine was made from a blend of 70% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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2017
92
Fleshy and plush, round and rich, this wine is sweet, fruity, forward and should be great close to its release. The wine was made from a blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Fleshy and plush, round and rich, this wine is sweet, fruity, forward and should be great close to its release. The wine was made from a blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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2016
94
Espresso, smoke, licorice, wet earth and ripe, luscious deep red fruits are all over the place. The wine concentrated, full, is rich, juicy and round textured, with staying power on your palate.

Espresso, smoke, licorice, wet earth and ripe, luscious deep red fruits are all over the place. The wine concentrated, full, is rich, juicy and round textured, with staying power on your palate.

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Made from 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine opens with lusciously textured, very ripe, chewy dark plums. Stand by for sweetness, freshness and length.

Made from 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine opens with lusciously textured, very ripe, chewy dark plums. Stand by for sweetness, freshness and length.

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2015
94
Fruity, fleshy and fresh, this combines perfectly ripe, opulently textured, red and black fruits, velvet textures and a long end note of licorice, espresso, ripe black plums and black cherry, with a bit of cocoa on top of the fruit. Round, fat, juicy, sweet, ripe, dark red fruits, cocoa, anise, smoke and plums are made even better with the lushly textured mouth feel, silky tannins and sweet, ripe, polished fruits in the finish.

Fruity, fleshy and fresh, this combines perfectly ripe, opulently textured, red and black fruits, velvet textures and a long end note of licorice, espresso, ripe black plums and black cherry, with a bit of cocoa on top of the fruit. Round, fat, juicy, sweet, ripe, dark red fruits, cocoa, anise, smoke and plums are made even better with the lushly textured mouth feel, silky tannins and sweet, ripe, polished fruits in the finish.

3,208 Views   Tasted
With more silk on the tannins, additional layers of fruit and complexity, this should easily hit the top of my barrel scores with its round, fat, juicy, sweet, ripe, dark red fruits, cocoa, anise, smoke and plums. The lushly textured finish leaves an impression.

With more silk on the tannins, additional layers of fruit and complexity, this should easily hit the top of my barrel scores with its round, fat, juicy, sweet, ripe, dark red fruits, cocoa, anise, smoke and plums. The lushly textured finish leaves an impression.

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Round, fat, juicy, sweet, ripe, dark red fruits, cocoa, anise, smoke and plums are made even better with the lushly textured mouth feel, silky tannins and sweet, ripe, polished fruits in the finish. The wine is made from a blend of 80% Merlot, 15 Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. 91-93 Pts

Round, fat, juicy, sweet, ripe, dark red fruits, cocoa, anise, smoke and plums are made even better with the lushly textured mouth feel, silky tannins and sweet, ripe, polished fruits in the finish. The wine is made from a blend of 80% Merlot, 15 Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. 91-93 Pts

3,839 Views   Tasted
2014
90
The wine is approachable and easy to like. Lush, forward and filled with ripe, juicy plum, chocolate-covered cherry and licorice tones. 90-91 Pts

The wine is approachable and easy to like. Lush, forward and filled with ripe, juicy plum, chocolate-covered cherry and licorice tones. 90-91 Pts

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2013
88
Light in color and medium bodied with good freshness in the soft strawberry and cherry finish. Drink this bright wine on the young side to get the most from its fruit, as this is not built for aging. 87-89 Pts

Light in color and medium bodied with good freshness in the soft strawberry and cherry finish. Drink this bright wine on the young side to get the most from its fruit, as this is not built for aging. 87-89 Pts

2,815 Views   Tasted
2012
90
Soft, ripe, sweet and easy drinking, with silky tannins, forward in style, ending with a ripe, dark cherry and licorice finish.

Soft, ripe, sweet and easy drinking, with silky tannins, forward in style, ending with a ripe, dark cherry and licorice finish.

2,689 Views   Tasted
2011
88
Medium bodied, forward, easy drinking, soft, open and charming. There is no need for long decanting or aging here, just pop, pour and enjoy.

Medium bodied, forward, easy drinking, soft, open and charming. There is no need for long decanting or aging here, just pop, pour and enjoy.

2,657 Views   Tasted
Medium bodied, soft, polished and open, the wine serves up licorice and black cherries in the nose and on the palate.

Medium bodied, soft, polished and open, the wine serves up licorice and black cherries in the nose and on the palate.

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From 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Franc, the wine is aged in 50% new oak. This medium-bodied wine displays floral, red plum , licorice and earthy aromas and ends with a light red berry finish. 89-90 Pts

From 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Franc, the wine is aged in 50% new oak. This medium-bodied wine displays floral, red plum , licorice and earthy aromas and ends with a light red berry finish. 89-90 Pts

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2010
91
Faugeres From a blend of 85% merlot, 10% cabernet franc and 5% cabernet sauvignon, the wine will be aged in 50% new oak for about 14 months. Licorice, bitter chocolate, boysenberry aromatics, plush, soft, round textures and a ripe, chocolate and black cherry finish are found in this wine. 90-91 Pts

Faugeres From a blend of 85% merlot, 10% cabernet franc and 5% cabernet sauvignon, the wine will be aged in 50% new oak for about 14 months. Licorice, bitter chocolate, boysenberry aromatics, plush, soft, round textures and a ripe, chocolate and black cherry finish are found in this wine. 90-91 Pts

4,106 Views   Tasted
2009
92
Lush textures, licorice, espresso, black cherries, plum, cocoa and truffle scents and an opulent, forward, sensuous finish are already on full display.

Lush textures, licorice, espresso, black cherries, plum, cocoa and truffle scents and an opulent, forward, sensuous finish are already on full display.

4,306 Views   Tasted
2008
90
Fully mature, the wine combines truffle and earthy nuances with smoky dark fruits. The wine shows some strict characteristics in the tannins, so you might want to give it an hour of air, and pop your corks over the next few years. Round, fat, juicy, sweet, ripe, dark red fruits, cocoa, anise, smoke and plums are made even better with the lushly textured mouth feel, silky tannins and sweet, ripe, polished fruits in the finish.

Fully mature, the wine combines truffle and earthy nuances with smoky dark fruits. The wine shows some strict characteristics in the tannins, so you might want to give it an hour of air, and pop your corks over the next few years. Round, fat, juicy, sweet, ripe, dark red fruits, cocoa, anise, smoke and plums are made even better with the lushly textured mouth feel, silky tannins and sweet, ripe, polished fruits in the finish.

2,186 Views   Tasted
08 Château Faugeres starts off with a truffle nose intermingled with oak and black fruits. This medium/full bodied, elegantly styled wine will offer pleasure at a young age. The wine finishes with silky, jammy black berry flavors. Owner Silvio Denz unveiled his new, show stopping wine making facilities in September 2009. 89-91 Pts

08 Château Faugeres starts off with a truffle nose intermingled with oak and black fruits. This medium/full bodied, elegantly styled wine will offer pleasure at a young age. The wine finishes with silky, jammy black berry flavors. Owner Silvio Denz unveiled his new, show stopping wine making facilities in September 2009. 89-91 Pts

4,226 Views   Tasted
2005
90
Lush, round and silky, with loads of ripe, black cherry, cocoa and earthy tones, the wine ends with sweet, dark red fruits and chocolate. This is ready from prime time drinking.

Lush, round and silky, with loads of ripe, black cherry, cocoa and earthy tones, the wine ends with sweet, dark red fruits and chocolate. This is ready from prime time drinking.

4,091 Views   Tasted
The power trio of Michel Rolland, Stephan von Neipperg and Silvio Denz produced a solid wine in 2005. Still deep in color, with licorice, coffee, blackberry, blueberry, stone and chocolate covered cherries, this is a sensuous, deep, rich, opulent, lush, modern style of St. Emilion wine that has offered pleasure from the moment it was bottled. There is a lot to like here and it's still fairly priced.

The power trio of Michel Rolland, Stephan von Neipperg and Silvio Denz produced a solid wine in 2005. Still deep in color, with licorice, coffee, blackberry, blueberry, stone and chocolate covered cherries, this is a sensuous, deep, rich, opulent, lush, modern style of St. Emilion wine that has offered pleasure from the moment it was bottled. There is a lot to like here and it's still fairly priced.

5,627 Views   Tasted
2000
90
Drinking perfectly today, the wine offers all its soft, round textured charms with layers of licorice, coffee bean, black cherries, earth, anise and spice. There is no need to age this wine any longer.

Drinking perfectly today, the wine offers all its soft, round textured charms with layers of licorice, coffee bean, black cherries, earth, anise and spice. There is no need to age this wine any longer.

4,502 Views   Tasted
1998
90
Fully mature, the wine is round open and ready for prime time drinking, thanks to its easily accessible, licorice, black cherry, chocolate, earthy character and lushly textured finish. There is no reason to hold this for further evolution.

Fully mature, the wine is round open and ready for prime time drinking, thanks to its easily accessible, licorice, black cherry, chocolate, earthy character and lushly textured finish. There is no reason to hold this for further evolution.

3,702 Views   Tasted