Château Faugères

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend

9.1266 ratings
9.144 pro ratings
St. Émilion, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep Ruby with aromas of red berry fruits and notes of blossom spice. On the palate black cherry and red plums with tobacco and woodsy spice. Lively acidity, firm tannins, nice balance, medium+ finish ending with fruit, oak and herb spice.

Deep Ruby with aromas of red berry fruits and notes of blossom spice. On the palate black cherry and red plums with tobacco and woodsy spice. Lively acidity, firm tannins, nice balance, medium+ finish ending with fruit, oak and herb spice.

Sep 17th, 2020
Ron R
9.4

Home alone, and as a result, I can return to some French faves. Regretfully, wifey tastes vomit if it’s anything other than a Napa fruit-bomb. Yes, I’m exaggerating, but you get my point...
This is on another level. 2009 was in my opinion a breakout year for this winery. With the winery renovations complete in 09, and Michel Rolland consulting on the winemaking, it’s easy to see the future state. This is a Merlot blend with double digit cab franc, and a dollop of cab sauv. I poured this pretty much at cellar temp (unusual for a typical Bdx), and it’s simply wonderful at this point.
Nose displays kirsch, nutmeg and a hint of sweet tobacco. The palate explodes with fresh black fruits, brown sugar, bold tannins, and a touch of white pepper. Judicious oak treatment allows the components and winemaking to take center-stage. A very contemporary example, which will sail on for another 15 years, minimum.
@Deborah M, your gentle nudge moved me. While I didn’t decant, I did open it 2hrs prior to tasting 🙂

Home alone, and as a result, I can return to some French faves. Regretfully, wifey tastes vomit if it’s anything other than a Napa fruit-bomb. Yes, I’m exaggerating, but you get my point...
This is on another level. 2009 was in my opinion a breakout year for this winery. With the winery renovations complete in 09, and Michel Rolland consulting on the winemaking, it’s easy to see the future state. This is a Merlot blend with double digit cab franc, and a dollop of cab sauv. I poured this pretty much at cellar temp (unusual for a typical Bdx), and it’s simply wonderful at this point.
Nose displays kirsch, nutmeg and a hint of sweet tobacco. The palate explodes with fresh black fruits, brown sugar, bold tannins, and a touch of white pepper. Judicious oak treatment allows the components and winemaking to take center-stage. A very contemporary example, which will sail on for another 15 years, minimum.
@Deborah M, your gentle nudge moved me. While I didn’t decant, I did open it 2hrs prior to tasting 🙂

Feb 23rd, 2020
Al Shikoh

opaque ruby violet; blackberry, licorice, mint chocolate, violet, oak spice; medium body, soft fruit, nice tannic backbone; blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 50% new French oak

opaque ruby violet; blackberry, licorice, mint chocolate, violet, oak spice; medium body, soft fruit, nice tannic backbone; blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 50% new French oak

Dec 24th, 2019
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.4

Great, great wine. Youthful and severe tannins provide grip and balance to its highly concentrated dark, plummy fruit. Loads of spice, almost peppery and additions of dark chocolate and licorice. Toasty oak frame the lengthy finale where fruit, minerals and youthfulness are key words. Best from 2022.

Great, great wine. Youthful and severe tannins provide grip and balance to its highly concentrated dark, plummy fruit. Loads of spice, almost peppery and additions of dark chocolate and licorice. Toasty oak frame the lengthy finale where fruit, minerals and youthfulness are key words. Best from 2022.

Jan 27th, 2018
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

8.9

I like this estate. Generally they offer me purity of fruit and grainy tannins, fresh acidity and well judged oak treatment. This vintage lack som mid palate weight and tannins have some greenness to them, so doubtless the vintage was tricky here as well. A very good effort though, to drink over the next 5-8 years. Elegant and well balanced.

I like this estate. Generally they offer me purity of fruit and grainy tannins, fresh acidity and well judged oak treatment. This vintage lack som mid palate weight and tannins have some greenness to them, so doubtless the vintage was tricky here as well. A very good effort though, to drink over the next 5-8 years. Elegant and well balanced.

Jan 27th, 2018
Chip Hughes

Roasted fruits, cocoa, maduro wrapper leaf, spice box. Loads of cool vintage character; a real old school Bordeaux. Plush, polished, really fine. #stemilion #bordeauxblend #rightbank

Roasted fruits, cocoa, maduro wrapper leaf, spice box. Loads of cool vintage character; a real old school Bordeaux. Plush, polished, really fine. #stemilion #bordeauxblend #rightbank

Dec 3rd, 2017
Gregg Gordon

Lucious and perfectly aged with lamb

Lucious and perfectly aged with lamb

Nov 24th, 2017
Ron R
9.4

One of my fave Bdx. Plush, round and sweet. Merlot and cab franc blended to perfection. Drinking perfectly now...

One of my fave Bdx. Plush, round and sweet. Merlot and cab franc blended to perfection. Drinking perfectly now...

Jul 16th, 2017
Matthew Horbund

For about $35, all day! Chateau Faugeres 2010 - Saint-Emilion Grand Cru. Nose and palate of ripe cherry, vanilla. Some earthiness and veggies on the palate. Great acidity balances the 15% abv. Slightly new world if I was blind, but really nice!

For about $35, all day! Chateau Faugeres 2010 - Saint-Emilion Grand Cru. Nose and palate of ripe cherry, vanilla. Some earthiness and veggies on the palate. Great acidity balances the 15% abv. Slightly new world if I was blind, but really nice!

1 person found it helpfulMay 30th, 2014
Megan Stockton

Nice acidity, new oak needs a little time to integrate.

Nice acidity, new oak needs a little time to integrate.

May 30th, 2017