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Chateau Faugeres 2018

Chateau Faugeres 2018

Grand cru classe -  - - Red
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Chateau Faugeres 2018

A Concentrated and Generous Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe

Included within the property portfolio of Silvio Denz, Swiss-German businessman and President of Maison Lalique, Chateau Faugeres is one of Saint-Emilion's most beautiful labels. A Grand Cru Classe situated in the Bordeaux wine region, Chateau Faugeres expands over a vineyard of 37 hectares, planted in the famous limestone plateau of Saint-Emilion, on the same plateau shared by most of the appellation’s greatest estates.

Humid at the beginning of the season, 2018 turned out to be an early vintage at Chateau Faugeres due to an exceptional summer. During the grape harvest, very concentrated grapes were brought back to the cellar, thanks to a very thorough management of the harvest. In the end, the yields were rather low, with 25hl/ha on average.

The Chateau Faugeres 2018 is a blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. After one month in the vat, the wine was aged in oak barrels (50% new, 50% of one previous wine) for 15 months. In the glass, Chateau Faugeres 2018 is dense, silky, intense. It is a powerful wine that explores the sunny side of 2018, with great maturity, concentration and richness. The estate has compared it to 2009 and 2005, two great vintages of Bordeaux. This is one of the greatest successes of the property so far.

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Chateau Faugeres 2018
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J. Suckling
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2018 Faugères, which was harvested beginning September 25, is composed of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep garnet-purple colored, it slips sensuously from the glass with notions of blackberry compote, wild blueberries and redcurrant jelly with hints of cardamom, cigar box and dusty soil plus a waft of star anise. Full-bodied and built like a brick house, it has a firm backbone of rounded tannins with bold freshness and loads of black fruit preserves layers, finishing long and spicy.