2018 Château Faugères Grand Cru Classé Saint Emilion

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Type of Wine Red
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Saint-Emillion
Winery Château Faugères
Vintage 2018
Grape Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13%)
Drink window 2024 - 2048
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The Château Faugères Grand Cru Classé Saint Emilio is a highly polished Bordeaux with silky tannins that are integrated and creamy in structure. The wine is made from the older vines on the border of Saint-Émilion and Castillon. Château Faugères 2018 is a blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, all still aged on 50% new oak.

Lots of blueberry and blackberry character. a wine where you will find pure fruit. It is already very tasty with a lot of structure but could certainly use another four or five years of bottle aging to improve even further. Full, round and pleasant, but with elegance and purity. Finding a Grand Cru Classé Saint Emilion for this price and certainly this 2018 with its very high ratings will be a challenge. Read the reviews of the international wine critics under the Appendix tab. Piece by piece praise.

97/100 Suckling
96/100 Jeff Dunnuck

Vineyard for 2018 Château Faugères Grand Cru Classé Saint Emilion

From 1823, the Esquissaud family acquired the estates of Châteaux Faugères and Péby Faugères. In 1987, the land is inherited by Pierre-Bernard Guisez. Until then, all wine produced had been sold to one local merchant. P. Guisez and his wife Corinne wanted to get more involved in the vineyards and started looking for the best quality. Their wish was to see these exquisite terroirs become jewels in the crown of the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru appellation, a wish that would soon be fulfilled with the help of Michel Rolland - the famous wine consultant. Since the year 2000, the wines of Château Faugères and Château Péby Faugères have taken their place among the very best. Robert Parker described the Château Faugères in 2000 as "one of the great revelations of this vintage".

In March 2005, the property was bought by Silvio Denz - a perfume designer, lover of fine wines, owner of Lalique and of two wine merchants in Zurich of which "Denz Weine". He is passionate about art and in particular the creations of René Lalique. When he acquired Château Faugères, he decided to rely on the exceptional clay and limestone to take the wines of Château Faugères to the heights, continuing the quest for quality and allowing the great terroirs of Faugères to express themselves to the fullest and that is rewarded because in 2012 Château Faugères will become a Grand Cru Classé

Château Faugères covers 37 hectares  of land that includes some of the most beautiful terroirs of Saint-Emilion. The vines are on a limestone plateau of asteria limestone subsoil, dating from the lower Oligocene, and clay and limestone slopes facing southeast in a circular formation, with limestone soil on clay and upper Eocene and Oligocene limestone molasses. This terroir is cultivated through natural sustainable viticulture.

The monumental winery designed by Mario Botta is located at the top of the plateau overlooking Château Faugères, built in the 18th century chartreuse style. It is a harmonious addition to the countryside, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mario Botta, "Master of Light and Gravity", has managed to turn the Château Faugères winery into a masterful work of art - a true wine cathedral. "For me, the project invites a comparison between 'rational' architecture built by man and the 'natural' evolution of the countryside," explains Mario Botta, "one enriching the other."

For Silvio Denz, the goal of the new winery is to serve the never-ending quest to improve the quality of the wine at every stage of production, using the very latest technology. Michel Rolland again actively cooperated, giving absolute priority to the capacity, organization and optimization of internal procedures.

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Type of Wine Red
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Saint-Emillion
Winery Château Faugères
Grape Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2018
Drinking as of 2024
Drinking till 2048
Alcohol % 13
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 93
James Suckling rating 97
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Red fruit, Tannines
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard
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