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2000 Château Faugères
Red Bordeaux Blend
- St. Émilion Grand Cru
Community Tasting Notes 129
PFra Likes this wine: (90 points)
December 24, 2016 - Drunk alongside the 2000 du Terte, it's got the Merlot dark fruit, earth and mineral, but, thankfully, does not have the modern right bank painful over-concentration and mocha/oak/dark blobby plum that is common among some of the newer wines. Still, it is definitely a more extracted St. Emillion than the left bank du Terte, which maintains more Cab acidity and red fruit vs the lower acidity, darker fruited Merlot, which in my mind suffers by comparison. Still, both wines are excellent. At this point, it's starting to turn toward maturity, but it still has a ways to go to hit tertiary status for my palate
Julian Marshall wrote:
May 29, 2016 - Very promising bouquet of sweet blueberry and cassis, leading into a bright, arresting attack of the same, but that's as far as it goes. No trace of oak and no mocha flavours, but no complexity and no finish. I couldn't help be reminded of the Malescot 01 I tried last week - but this is at least a St.Emilion, so it does taste more or less like one. Fine with food, very boring without. I can't score this objectively - for me, this is an 85 pt wine, at best, for others, probably 90 or 91. It might improve with age since the flavours are still very primary, but the lack of grip and backbone don't augur well, so if you like this type of wine, probably best to enjoy it now.
khmark7 wrote: (88 points)
May 28, 2016 - Typical character for the vintage. Suggest drinking sooner than later. Tannins fully resolved.
dsimmons Likes this wine: (93 points)
May 19, 2016 - My one and only bottle of this wine... too bad. Certainly drinking well now. Fruit, graphite, leather. Nice balance. Tannin integrated. Yummy bottle.
April 23, 2016 - Good, well matured, softish Bordeaux. Not getting any better, but I don't think it's falling off a cliff either. Nothing too exciting, but very enjoyable.
Pro Reviews 2
By Stephen Tanzer
May/June 2001, IWC Issue #96 (link)
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By Chris Kissack
February 2008 (link) 17.5+ points
(Chateau Faugères St Emilion) A very open and expressive nose here, quite exotic, and rich with spiced, plummy fruit. It has a very attractive palate also, soft at the entry and then showing more structure towards the end. Good acidity, overall this has an appealing composition. A lot of substance here. This needs time, between two and five years at least.
- Vintage 2000
- Type Red
- Producer Château Faugères
- Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard n/a
- Country France
- Region Bordeaux
- SubRegion Libournais
- Appellation St. Émilion Grand Cru
- UPC Codes 071570013509, 3760001061000
- Pending Delivery 25 (1%)
- In Cellars 1,811 (66%)
- Consumed 923 (33%)
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