Red

2016 Château Faugères

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • srh Likes this wine:

    December 14, 2019 - Bordeaux Reds [3-'15s, & 3-'16s] (Vintage Wines Ltd., San Diego, CA): Typically, 85% Merlot, 10% C.F., & 5% C.S. [though this vintage may be 80-M & 15-CF], from "vines ave 35 yrs old, planted in a limestone plateau (asteria limestone subsoil) dating back to the upper Oligocene, and a limestone & clay slope (limestone soil on clay-limestone molasse) dating back to the upper Eocene and Oligocene; Vats filled by gravity, cold prefermentary maceration, temperature-controlled wooden conical vats, 50% of the malolactic fermentation in new barrels, slow vatting over a period of 3 wks. Aged 14 mos (50% in new FR oak barrels, 50% in 1 wine barrels);"

    N: Closed; A melding of RIPE berries & vanilla with notes of pyrazines; Intensity lurking?

    P: LM body; RNDISH entry with NICE, almost swtish frt met by an astringent pucker as it works its way into & through the LONG, balanced finish with a tangy/swtness to the dusty tannins. NEEDS through '22, then drinking through '27, poss longer? My EXC-; [This vendor's $49.95 now puts it toward the bottom of the TOP 1/2 of wine-searcher's postings.]

    Note: The Ch's site has an EXTENSIVE list of reviews (pro *&* con) SHOULD anyone be interested. ;) Also, 1st tasted on 8/10/19, when I was *significantly* > impressed.

  • Psdycp Likes this wine: 92 points

    October 25, 2019 - Very similar nose compared to it’s little brother Chateau Cap de Faugeres from Castillon, but this is deeper and more impactful. The stony and salty mineral is more profound here with a touch of roasted herbs and grilled meats. The palate is extended, more layering and riper black plums and blue fruits. A little less rounded compared to the Cap de Faugeres. But it is still rich and full. The transition to finish is seamless and very long. Tannins and acidity are so well balanced with the fruit. This needs 30 mins in the decanter and will easily last for a decade or more for greater harmony and complexity. 92-93 pts.

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  • pilatus88 wrote: 93 points

    October 22, 2019 - I had this in comparison with the Troplong Mondot and from a price value i choose this. It is full of smoky ripe red fruit, coffee notes, concentration and a well balanced long finish. Don't get me wrong the Troplong is great but not at twice the price. This felt like a bargain. And i love the Label.

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  • Jeff Leve wrote: 94 points

    September 21, 2019 - 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.



  • srh Likes this wine:

    August 10, 2019 - Winebar [1 Rosé, 3 Whts, & 8 Reds] from 08/09/19 + 4 Shared Bottles (Vintage Wines Ltd., San Diego, CA): Typically, 85% Merlot, 10% C.F., & 5% C.S. [though this vintage may be 80-M & 15-CF], from "vines ave 35 yrs old, planted in a limestone plateau (asteria limestone subsoil) dating back to the upper Oligocene, and a limestone & clay slope (limestone soil on clay-limestone molasse) dating back to the upper Eocene and Oligocene; Vats filled by gravity, cold prefermentary maceration, temperature-controlled wooden conical vats, 50% of the malolactic fermentation in new barrels, slow vatting over a period of 3 wks. Aged 14 mos (50% in new FR oak barrels, 50% in 1 wine barrels);"

    N: Slightly closed; Vanilla atop ripe berries with pyrazines coming on; Intensity lurking?

    P: Med, poss LM, body; RNDISH entry with NICE, ALMOST swtish frt quickly met by an astringent pucker which stays within hailing distance of the init frt as it evolves into a LONG, BALANCED finish with a distinct swtness to the DUSTY tannins. NEEDS through '23, I'd guess, then potentially a candidate for its 15th? Impressive stuff! My EXC/EXC+; [This vendor's $49.95 puts it in the bottom 1/2 of wine-searcher's currently (?) somewhat limited postings.]

    Note: The Ch's site has an EXTENSIVE list of reviews (pro *&* con) SHOULD anyone be interested. ;)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson
    6/5/2019 (link)

    (Ch Faugères St-Émilion Red) Subscribe to see review text.

JebDunnuck.com

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Bordeaux 2016: Firing On All Cylinders, 2/28/2019 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    2016 Bordeaux…It’s All In The Bottle (Jan 2019), 1/2/2019 (link)

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  • By Neal Martin
    The DBs: Bordeaux 2016 In Bottle (Jan 2019), 1/1/2019 (link)

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Decanter

  • By Jane Anson
    St-Emilion 2016 in bottle, 10/10/2018 (link)

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JebDunnuck.com

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Let the Good Times Roll: 2015 Bordeaux from Bottle, 11/30/2017 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    2016 Bordeaux: It’s Now or Never, Baby (Apr 2017), 4/17/2017 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson
    4/6/2017 (link)

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Decanter

  • By Jane Anson
    Bordeaux En Primeur 2016 St-Émilion Part 2, 4/2/2017 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • 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 3700188039980, 3760001061697

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 19 (5%)
  • In Cellars 356 (92%)
  • Consumed 10 (3%)

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