2018 Château Péby Faugères Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Content (Alc)||0.75 ltr (13%)|
|Drink window||2023 - 2038|
Château Péby Faugères is a unique winery with a very small Merlot vineyard of 7.45ha in the extension of the south of St. Emilion, with an exceptional terroir of clay-limestone with old vines (approx. 45 years) planted on slopes next to Ch . Faugères where production is carried out with very low yields (20hl/ha). The wine matures for 18 months in 65% new oak and the fermentation takes place partly in small oak barrels (microvinification). The wonder duo Michel Rolland and Stephan Von Neipperg provide the advice here. Only 9000 bottles of this delicacy are produced and this for worldwide distribution.
The wine is packaged in a sculpted bottle with an image of a blackbird and for good reason. From the 2009 vintage, Silvio Denz gave Château Péby Faugères the image that has come to define it: The Blackbird and the Grapes or de Merel designed by René Lalique in 1928, which is engraved on every bottle of Château Péby Faugères. Silvio Denz is a passionate collector, with a particular fondness for René Lalique's art - to the extent that he took over the company. Merlot is the grape variety used at Château Péby Faugères, and he has managed to unite his two loves in perfect harmony: the art of René Lalique and the art of wine to which he strives for perfection at Château Péby Faugères. The word "merlot" means "little blackbird" in French dialect. The name was given to the grape because of its black color and also the fact that blackbirds like to eat them.
The Château Péby Faugères Saint-Émilion Grand Cru (Grand Cru Classé) is made from 100% Merlot, the 2018 Péby Faugères has a deep garnet purple color and emerges from the glass with inviting notes of blueberry tart, plum pudding, chocolate covered cherries and mulberries with hints of eucalyptus, cinnamon stick, cloves and unsmoked cigars plus a touch of a cigar box. The taste is full, tight and muscular and has a rock-solid structure of firm, velvety tannins and a wonderful freshness, which ends very long with many mineral notes.
Like many Bordeaux's, this 2018 Château Péby Faugeres has received very high ratings.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|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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