2020 Château Cap de Faugères Castillon

18.95 15.66
Type of Wine Red
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Côtes de Bordeaux
Winery Château Faugères
Year 2020
Grape Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (15%)
Drink window 2022 - 2032
Available as of Nov 22, 2022
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Château CAP DE FAUGÈRES from Castillon-Côtes de Bordeaux has been part of Château Faugères for a long time. The Cap de Faugères is the little brother of Péby Faugères and Faugères, Château Cap de Faugères, with an area of 20 ha, is located in the pretty town of Sainte-Colombe, in the Castillon-Côtes de Bordeaux appellation. It benefits from a beautiful terroir of clay and limestone in the continuity of that of Saint-Emilion, worked by the same team with equal precision and passion. With each vintage, the terroir expresses itself to make wines of immediate pleasure. Vinified by the same team and with the same precision, the estate's wine benefits from a cellar designed by the architects Jean de Gastines and Patrick Dillon. Behind its monumental door, it offers its 20 stainless steel vats for the production of wines to be tasted shortly after bottling. Distributed around the world, the bottles of Cap de Faugères can be enjoyed even at the most prestigious of tables, including those of the English royal family who donated the estate's wine in 2012 to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Faugeres is also accompanied by Michel Rolland.

The grapes for the Cap de Faugères come from 20 hectares, planted on a clay-limestone slope, bordering the slopes of Saint-Emilion. Small yields of about 45 hectoliters per hectare. Certified with the High Environmental Value level 3 label. The wine is a blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Vinification in stainless steel vats to preserve freshness and elegance. The wine is aged for 12 to 14 months, 60% in first year oak barrels and 40% in 2nd year barrels. There is no clearing (so there may be deposit left in the bottle)

Unlike Péby Faugeres and Faugeres. this Cap de Faugères is intended to be enjoyed from a young age. The wine has wonderfully young, crunchy fruit and supple tannins. Medium-bodied red with plums and berries. wonderfully Soft and refined with beautiful, ripe and creamy tannins. Very polished. The wine (rightly) receives a very high rating (see an overview in the tab: Appendix) and this is mainly because the price/quality is unparalleled. Jeb Dunnuck (91-93/100) writes: "Always a smoking wine (as well as a hard to beat value) "

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Available as of Nov 22, 2022
Type of Wine Red
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Côtes de Bordeaux
Winery Château Faugères
Grape Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2020
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2032
Alcohol % 15
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
James Suckling rating 92
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Dry, Aged on wood, Mineral, Red fruit
Drink moments Cadeau!, Indruk maken, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch
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