Château Faugères 2010

95 James Suckling | 93 Wine Enthusiast | 92 Wine Advoate | 92 Wine Spectator

Here is one of two FANTASTIC ready to drink Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classés we just received from the spectacular 2010 vintage. The wines have recently arrived direct from the Chateaux with perfect provenance and are just entering their prime. I tasted these this out of barrel a decade ago in Bordeaux, and tasting it again now it is great to see how it lives up to the early promise as it finally comes into its own. Fleshy, deep and dark, with supple tannins and mouth-filling Right Bank character,it has more than lived up to its early promise! Add to that, this comes from the outstanding 2010 vintage and has been perfectly stored for a decade. You don’t want to miss out!

Limited amount in stock now, so don’t wait. The fact that we got very sharp pricing, at or very near the lowest online, make this an excellent value. If you missed out on this incredible vintage, or have simply drunk up your mid-priced 2010s, don’t miss this opportunity to stock up for the season on a Right Bank classis to drink now and over the next half a decade or more!

$59.97

Description

Country: France
Region: Bordeaux, Ste. Emilion Grand Cru
Variety: 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Terroir: Limestone clay soils
Winemaking: Hand-harvested from 35+ year old vines; aged in 50% new barrel

Located on the eastern slopes of Saint-Emilion, these south-facing parcels form a crescent around a rocky knoll which is topped with a charming 18th C. chartreuse. In 1987 the Guisez family inherited the 40h property and brought it back to life. Corinne Guisez sold the estate in 2005 to Silvio Denz – a Swiss businessman, who has since doubled the size of the vineyard.

Wine-growing is managed by Alain Dourthe – he and his team have been together since 1997 – this is the strength of Faugeres. The vines are densely-planted (8800 per h), see no pesticides, and only small amounts of copper and sulphur are used to fight mildew. The vineyard team has planted two miles of hedgerows – unique in all of Bordeaux. This biodiversity, coupled with a second state-of-the-art winemaking cathedral, designed by Mario Botta, has led to better selection and fermentation, a new second wine, and wines with more intensity and power, finesse and longevity.

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