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2004 Château Faugères
Red Bordeaux Blend
- St. Émilion Grand Cru
Community Tasting Notes 35
Francophile1 Likes this wine: (89 points)
February 12, 2016 - Better than the last time... Full, round, almost mature with coffee grounds, espresso roast, chocolate, eucalyptus, red and blue berries, with a tart, tannic finish.
Francophile1 Likes this wine: (88 points)
October 23, 2015 - This wine took a while to open up. I am not a fan of extended decanting, but this wine needs it. 3 hours in and it is finally showing its true potential. Black cherry, plum, licorice, and spice on the nose. Grippy finish with unresolved tannin. I'd give this more time in the bottle. It should get better with 3-5 more years.
khmark7 wrote: (87 points)
November 24, 2014 - Rather concentrated and minty. Still primary. Curious what the % of new wood this was aged in.
chitowncdpguy wrote: flawed
June 29, 2014 - Corked.
vinole wrote: (88 points)
October 26, 2013 - From memory, needed some time to open up and the tannins remained firm throughout the evening. Medium body and acidity with dark red fruit that stayed wound pretty tight. I think this will benefit from another couple of years of aging, which is consistent with most of my other recent 04 Bordeaux experiences.
Pro Reviews 3
By Stephen Tanzer
May/June 2005, IWC Issue #120 (link)
(Chateau Faugeres Saint Emilion Grand Cru) Subscribe to see review text.
By Jancis Robinson, MW
(Ch Faugères St-Émilion Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Chris Kissack
November 2007 (link) 17.5+ points
(Chateau Faugères St Emilion) Again this is 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, from vines that average 35 years of age. It spends 14 months in a mix of 50% used oak and 50% new. Lovely, pure, deep fruit on the nose, with a dark, roasted, meaty style. This is very attractive. It has texture and a fresh and admirable depth. The tannins are ripe and well balanced and overall this is very nicely composed. It is stylish, concentrated, and it has a dense finish. This has great potential.
- Vintage 2004
- 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 Code 3490890010567
- Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
- In Cellars 400 (72%)
- Consumed 154 (28%)