Château Faugères

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend

9.230 ratings
9.212 pro ratings
St. Émilion, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
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
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
Ron R
9.4

Without doubt, at the price-point, this is my standout 2009 Bordeaux.

On the nose it's opulent with notes of treacle toffee, dark chocolate and coffee.

The palette is textured and framed with tannins of royal descent. The wine is dense and velvety with black cherries kirsch and a hint of lychees.

A very modern Bordeaux (global warming?)

Without doubt, at the price-point, this is my standout 2009 Bordeaux.

On the nose it's opulent with notes of treacle toffee, dark chocolate and coffee.

The palette is textured and framed with tannins of royal descent. The wine is dense and velvety with black cherries kirsch and a hint of lychees.

A very modern Bordeaux (global warming?)

Dec 29th, 2015
Ron R
9.2

This is outstanding. I'm feeling somewhat lush, but flavors, texture and finish are all in perfect harmony. I'll enhance this note on another day 😃

3/18 - yeah right. I'm never going to enhance this note am I?
🙄

This is outstanding. I'm feeling somewhat lush, but flavors, texture and finish are all in perfect harmony. I'll enhance this note on another day 😃

3/18 - yeah right. I'm never going to enhance this note am I?
🙄

Sep 14th, 2015
Alexandre

Low flavor smell, surprising at mouth. Delightful elegance !!

Low flavor smell, surprising at mouth. Delightful elegance !!

Mar 20th, 2015
Chris Johnson

Chris had this 6 years ago

Chris had this 6 years ago

Nov 28th, 2014
Steve Bachmann

Steve had this 7 years ago

Steve had this 7 years ago

Jun 25th, 2014
Steve Bachmann

Steve had this 7 years ago

Steve had this 7 years ago

May 27th, 2014
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

7.6

Cathy had this 7 years ago

Cathy had this 7 years ago

Apr 20th, 2014