Red

2016 Château Faugères

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
Drink between 2023 - 2032 (Edit)
CT89.5 5 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • 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. ;)

  • WineBurrowingWombat Does not like this wine: 89 points

    March 15, 2019 - Nose: Very floral aromatics in the beginning then some red cherries, cranberries, some sour oak, soft earth and a very slight spice.

    Palate: The spice is more pronounced on the palate, bitter minerality, some oak, bitter earth and brighter red fruits.

    Medium dark Ruby. Dry with smooth, fine tannins. Medium-minus body with medium acidity. Good finish of about 5-6 seconds. Old World indeed.. the fruit is not its main charm on the palate. The spice, minerality and slight bitterness is dominant here with a slight savoriness. Enjoyed the nose very much though. This is well made but not my preference.

  • PSPatrick wrote: 88 points

    June 22, 2017 - Barrel sample. The wine was dark ruby in colour and had a nice nose of red fruit, red cherry, beetroot, spices and creamy vanilla. On the palate, there was obvious sweetness to the good red fruit and beetroot flavours, with medium-level acidity that provided sufficient freshness, refined tannin and good to very good length. I liked the nose, but the wine seemed to lack flesh and mid-palate stuffing.

  • Jeff Leve wrote: 92 points

    April 29, 2017 - 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.

  • PanosKakaviatos Likes this wine: 89 points

    March 30, 2017 - The nose is more interesting than the Peby Faugeres, the fruit more red and fresh. So you pay less here and you get more enjoyable wine. Here's a scoop for you :-) 88-90

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    Bordeaux 2016: Firing On All Cylinders, 2/28/2019 (link)

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    St-Emilion 2016 in bottle, 10/10/2018 (link)

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

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

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    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 Code 3760001061697

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 60 (21%)
  • In Cellars 225 (78%)
  • Consumed 4 (1%)

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