Faugères, Languedoc

Château des Adouzes

Le Tigre Faugères Red Blend

Smoky. Dark. Inky. Leathery. Good legs and a blueish purple color. Dry, with leather on palate, and a deep blackberry and licorice taste that pairs well with pecans. — 6 days ago

Domaine de la Majone

Picpoul de Pinet 2018

Picpoul is reputedly the best match with oysters. Couldn’t get oysters on Thursday night but we had it anyway. I had tried this Languedoc white before but this had a more luscious fulsome palate than I recall. Aromatic Notes of honeysuckle, beeswax and pear. The palate shows pear, tropical fruit and a luscious mouth feel. Not as acidic as I was expecting. Great value. Will buy again. — 5 days ago

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Frédéric Brouca

Champs Pentus Faugères Grenache Blend 2020

Nice blackberry - cranberry flavours that are somehow both tart and a bit sweet at the same time. — a month ago

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Château Massiac

Minervois Red Rhône Blend 2019

Timothy Eustis
9.0

Rich and chewy and that high toned Asian spice thing from the languedoc villages. Wonderful. 2019 — 7 days ago

Severn, Josh and 1 other liked this

Domaine de Cebene

Les Bancéls Faugères Mourvedre 2017

Wow! I love this. Very grown up!! Plenty of beautiful red fruit but cloaked in a lovely balanced mid bodied structure; perfect acidity, just lush! I could drink…well, FAR too much!! — 16 days ago

Domaine Léon Barral

Valinière Faugères Mourvedre Syrah 2016

Gor
9.3

Such a cool wine. Bramble fruit, spices, minerals, herbs, leather. Expressive and powerful with a unique character of Mourdevre. — 24 days ago

Château de l'Engarran

Quetton Saint Georges Syrah Blend 2014

Unique! PnP’d. Dark red color. Lovely texture. Medium depth but lacked discernible characteristics. Better with food but very reserved. Not sure what to make of this. Maybe air would help? — 5 days ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
with Brooke
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Domaine Léon Barral

Jadis Faugères Carignane Blend 2017

Bonnn! Fruits craquants rond frais un équilibre top niveau. — 13 days ago

Maxime Magnon

Campagnes Corbières Carignane 2018

An impressive first run with this producer. Started off very pure fruited with high-toned black cherries and cassis, along with some light reduction that gave it a flinty quality. As the reduction blew away, it revealed beautiful stem aromatics - flowers and incense, with a strange, yet attractive iodine-like twist. Excellent structure, with chalky tannins, fleshy fruit, and limestone-derived minerality/verticality. A little volatile acidity perceivable in the backend, but it doesn’t detract from the lengthy finish. Frankly, it drank like a cru Beaujolais (would have called it if blinded), but perhaps with more weight and tannins (rougher too). Paired with some lamb tacos, this was in a league of its own. A one on the binary scale! — 5 days ago

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Domaine de la Grange des Pères

Vin de Pays de l'Hérault Red Rhone Blend 2015

White before red. Just an incredible array of aroma and flavors with every sip. Cooked black plum, dried black cherry, dried rose petals, dust, cracked pepper, cedar, wood smoke, fur, olive, leather, cocoa powder, garrigue, tar, hot iron, black tea. Everything about screams rustic but the elegance of tannin and lengthy finesse counter everything peasant about it. More impressive on day 2 is the seamless nature of it, harmonious from front to back, gaining more an overall savory and meaty profile. The shiitake, cured meat, hoisin, talcum and leather really starting to unfold. I think this could be beautiful in 5-8 years, but I love the fruit component at this moment. Father’s day treats this weekend with double GDPs 😻 — 15 days ago

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