Chateau Faugeres Saint Emilion 2016

Item
953951
Size Pack
750 ml
$49.99
Case of 12
$539.89

Details







The 2016 Faugères has a concentrated bouquet of blueberry, sloes, fig and black olive compote under a slight haze of alcohol. The velvety-smooth palate is well balanced with supple tannin and a fine line of acidity. While not the most complex Saint-Émilion I have come across in 2016, it is undeniably seductive and ravishing on the finish. A buxom Saint-Émilion for those with a hedonistic bent. -Neal Martin, Jan 2019
Reviewed by: Vinous
- 92 pts

The 2016 Faugeres is composed of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 50% new and 50% one-year-old barrels for 15 months. Deep garnet-purple colored, it features baked blueberries, stewed black plums and black cherry compote with hints of spearmint, cigar box and new leather. The palate is medium to full-bodied and laced with black fruit and savory layers with a chewy frame, finishing long with a fragrant earth lift. 6,000 cases produced. -Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Nov 2018
Reviewed by: The Wine Advocate
- 92 pts

A perennial winner that always delivers fruit and texture, the 2016 Château Faugères checks in as 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, representing 60% of the total production, aged in 50% new French oak. Loads of black (and some blue) fruits give way to a medium to full-bodied Saint-Emilion that has classic damp earth, tobacco and violet notes, remarkable purity, fine tannins, and considerable finesse and elegance. Drink it any time over the coming 15+ years. It’s worth noting that Stephan von Neipperg consults on vineyard management, with Michel Rolland providing input on harvest dates winemaking, aging, and final blend. -Jeb Dunnuck, Feb 2019
Reviewed by: Jeb Dunnuck
- 92 pts
  • Type Red Wine
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Area Bordeaux
  • Region Saint Emilion

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