2010 Faugeres Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 6L
  • WA 94
  • JS 94
  • WS 94
  • JL 91

Reviews for 2010 Faugeres Bordeaux Blend

WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010 Faugeres: This estate which was purchased a few years ago by Swiss entrepreneur Silvio Denz continues to push the envelop and improve on what was already an impressive group of wines from previous proprietress... 2010 Faugeres: This estate which was purchased a few years ago by Swiss entrepreneur Silvio Denz continues to push the envelop and improve on what was already an impressive group of wines from previous proprietress Corinne Guisez. From a 50-acre vineyard in the commune of St.-Christophe des Bardes the 2010 is a blend of 85% Merlot and the rest mostly Cabernet Franc and a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon. Perhaps the most powerful wine ever made at Faugeres it tips the scales at 15% alcohol. Both Michel Rolland and Stephan von Neipperg consult at this estate. The 2010's dense blue/purple color is followed by notes of creosote toasty new oak licorice blueberry liqueur and cassis. This dense opulent full-bodied massive effort is surprisingly civilized and intense. It should drink well for 10-15 years.
JS 94
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
This is rich and chewy with blackberry and licorice character. Firm and long tannins. Dark chocolate and very structured. l little New World but intense. Good potential for aging.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
This delivers a pure beam of raspberry and blueberry fruit that's nicely rounded with plenty of stuffing on the back end. Violet and anise notes flitter through with buried minerality. -J.M.
JL 91
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
From a blend of 85% merlot 10% cabernet franc and 5% cabernet sauvignon the wine will be aged in 50% new oak for about 14 months. Licorice bitter chocolate boysenberry aromatics plush soft round textures and a ripe... From a blend of 85% merlot 10% cabernet franc and 5% cabernet sauvignon the wine will be aged in 50% new oak for about 14 months. Licorice bitter chocolate boysenberry aromatics plush soft round textures and a ripe chocolate and black cherry finish are found in this wine.
JJB 92
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, April 2011
Planted to 85% merlot 10% cabernet franc 5% cabernet sauvignon on a 20-hectare vineyard on the Saint Emilion/Castillon plateau on the southfacing slopes in clay and limestone soils with an average vine age of 35 years... Planted to 85% merlot 10% cabernet franc 5% cabernet sauvignon on a 20-hectare vineyard on the Saint Emilion/Castillon plateau on the southfacing slopes in clay and limestone soils with an average vine age of 35 years. Yields were only 25 hls/ha. Darkly colored the aromas on this release are ripe scents of prune and blackcurrants. The ripeness on the bouquet can also be found in the palate where the soft flavors are getting interesting and offer a touch of elegance. The lasting palate impression is one of good length ending with some integrated tannins. A modern wine. Needs 3-5 years to gain complexity and can be enjoyed over the following 5-15 years. Stephan von Neipperg and Michel Rolland consult.