Clos Fantine

Cuvee Courtiol Faugères Mourvedre

9.027 ratings
9.12 pro ratings
Faugères, Languedoc, Languedoc Roussillon, France
Mourvedre
Pasta, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Potato, Mushrooms, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, White Rice, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.8

Good solid wine. Closed. Needs time

Good solid wine. Closed. Needs time

Sep 23rd, 2015
Tom Kobylarz

Lots of potential to go higher here with more time in the bottle. On a Faugeres kick this weekend. Where Barral was more dense and powerful, the Fantine is the female version with more elegance and poise, with a firm backbone of tannin and juicy acidity. Wild flavors of violets, licorice, spice with blueberry and blackberry fruit. Darker but more elegant fruit character intensity. A long finish that tightens up some on the end. #faugeres #fantine

Lots of potential to go higher here with more time in the bottle. On a Faugeres kick this weekend. Where Barral was more dense and powerful, the Fantine is the female version with more elegance and poise, with a firm backbone of tannin and juicy acidity. Wild flavors of violets, licorice, spice with blueberry and blackberry fruit. Darker but more elegant fruit character intensity. A long finish that tightens up some on the end. #faugeres #fantine

Aug 9th, 2015
Nick Piccone

Opens up a little funky but after that a spice, licorice, blackberry

Opens up a little funky but after that a spice, licorice, blackberry

Sep 24th, 2018
RHvdG

Excellent.

Excellent.

Dec 27th, 2017
Hanif Perry

Sweet juice. A little tight but good southern rhone.

Sweet juice. A little tight but good southern rhone.

May 24th, 2017
Peter Sultan

Downed w charcuterie & Ian Hunter. Great grip but not tree bark ripping tannins or too blueberriesh, er, just right for a strong mouvedre

Downed w charcuterie & Ian Hunter. Great grip but not tree bark ripping tannins or too blueberriesh, er, just right for a strong mouvedre

Jun 12th, 2016
Matt Perlman

Agree with other recent reviewers--less dense than Barral, more lithe and floral and pretty, so initially more approachable but shut down after seeing some air. A bit of time should help

Agree with other recent reviewers--less dense than Barral, more lithe and floral and pretty, so initially more approachable but shut down after seeing some air. A bit of time should help

Apr 24th, 2016
Jean-Marc Troadec

Dark fruit Leather funkiness. Great acidic pop throughout (though I'm getting a phantom-like petillant effect). In some ways reminded me of a stranger la Rioja Alta Gran Reserva Rioja...
I think this is fermented by carbonic maceration? (no cap punch down or pump over, say the winemakers...) I plan on *definitely* buying this again. Faugères in the house!

Dark fruit Leather funkiness. Great acidic pop throughout (though I'm getting a phantom-like petillant effect). In some ways reminded me of a stranger la Rioja Alta Gran Reserva Rioja...
I think this is fermented by carbonic maceration? (no cap punch down or pump over, say the winemakers...) I plan on *definitely* buying this again. Faugères in the house!

Mar 13th, 2016
Richard Lewis

Solid tannins, much fruit

Solid tannins, much fruit

Feb 27th, 2016
roland benedetti

Et de deux. Fizzy. Costaud. Très bien fait. Un peu trop alcoholisé, au début on en prends plein le nez. Après 1h beaucoup mieux.

Et de deux. Fizzy. Costaud. Très bien fait. Un peu trop alcoholisé, au début on en prends plein le nez. Après 1h beaucoup mieux.

Jan 24th, 2016