The large 37 hectares vineyard of Château Faugères is planted to 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The vines are 35 years old on average.
The grapes are cold soaked and whole berry fermented in stainless steel tanks. Everything in the cellar is fed by gravity flow. Malolactic fermentation takes place in French oak barrels, 50% new, and is aged for 14 months.
“Fruity, fleshy and fresh, this combines perfectly ripe, opulently textured, red and black fruits, velvet textures and a long end note of licorice, espresso, ripe black plums and black cherry, with a bit of cocoa on top of the fruit. Round, fat, juicy, sweet, ripe, dark red fruits, cocoa, anise, smoke and plums are made even better with the lushly textured mouth feel, silky tannins and sweet, ripe, polished fruits in the finish.”
94 Points – The Wine Cellar Insider.