Red

2009 Château Faugères

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 53

  • WDK wrote: 92 points

    August 28, 2019 - thick and syrupy. Flavors of black cherry and charcoal. Well balanced, long, and delicious.

  • mimik Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 25, 2019 - Beautiful dark blood red colour with magenta on the rims. Nose of dark ripe cherries (almost overripe but by no means detracting) and tobacco. Palate is full bodied with black plums and ripe cherries with hints of vanilla. Despite it showing the ripe and hot vintage that was 2009, this wine shows beautiful elegance and balance which is what I look for in a Bordeaux. A little yoing but should develop nicely over the next 5 years. 92+

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  • sirpat007 wrote: 89 points

    June 23, 2019 - 2009 Bordeaux 10 years in the bottle 2-day horizontal; 6/23/2019-6/24/2019 (Fribourg): Part of a grand Bordeaux 2009 tasting spanning 2 days that revealed 1) a right bank struggling with overripe fruit and overwhelming tannins, 2) wide spreak between top performers and laggards, 3) left bank, and especially Margaux, outshone the right bank cousins, 4) Top wines: Palmer, Margaux, Cheval Blanc, Vieux Chateau Certan.

    Tasting note:
    Heavy on the tertiary notes, ripe fruit again and somewhat animal, wet fur and some flower. Lots of tannins and acidity here still, drying the mouth.

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  • Cailles wrote: 84 points

    June 23, 2019 - Bordeaux 2009 - Comprehensive Horizontal; 6/23/2019-6/24/2019: 2009 Bordeaux after 10 years. 48 red wines. The left bank (average rating 94.2) clearly trumps the right bank (92.6): Elegance, purity and freshness vs over-extraction, ripeness and oxidation. But there are some winners on the right bank (Cheval, Petrus, Hosanna for now, Lafleur, Trotanoy medium-term) but the highest scores were given to left bank wines (Margaux #1 overall, Palmer, Mouton, for now, Latour, St. Juliens medium-term). I guess purists will not like the loads of oak-derived aromas which in some wines are great but can make the wines a bit slutty (Cheval, Margaux, quite a lot of right banks). But there are plenty of more classically shaped wines too. Given the pedigree and elegance of 2005 and 2010 and the potential of 2016 and looking at the elevated prices of the 2009s, it seems not to be the vintage to heavily chase (or just very selectively). All wines tasted blind and without decanting.

    TN: Probably the worst of 24 wines from the right bank. Heat and oxidation, soy sauce aromas among dark, tarty fruit on the nose. A tad better on the palate with lots of herbs and lots of too ripe fruit. But the wine is quickly drying out and leaves a harsh impression. This is a miss. On a fast track downwards.

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  • 82Latour wrote: 90 points

    February 23, 2019 - For a critically acclaimed wine in a fantastic year was expecting a little more umph, but wine is just a boring claret and unmarkable. Light and nice balance, licorice and plum, but uncharacteristic for 2009 Bordeaux.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    11/11/2013 (link) 89 points

    (Château Faugères) Dark red violet color; baked berry, stewed black fruit nose; baked berry, stewed black fruit palate; medium finish (85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon; 14.5% alcohol; ready now) 89+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • 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 000004547129

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  • Pending Delivery 138 (8%)
  • In Cellars 1,122 (62%)
  • Consumed 538 (30%)

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