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Château Faugères

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2017 Château Faugères  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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2016 Château Faugères  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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.

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2015 Château Faugères  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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

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2014 Château Faugères  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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

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2013 Château Faugères  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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

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2012 Château Faugères  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

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

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2011 Château Faugères  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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

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2010 Château Faugères  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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

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2009 Château Faugères  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

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

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2008 Château Faugères  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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

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2005 Château Faugères  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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.

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2000 Château Faugères  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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1998 Château Faugères  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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