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Chateau Cap de Faugeres 2016 750 ml France, Bordeaux

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  • Chateau Cap de Faugeres
  • Chateau Cap de Faugeres
91 Points - Decanter
90 Points - James Suckling
90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
90 Points - Wine Spectator
90 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
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91 POINTS - DECANTER
90 POINTS - JAMES SUCKLING
90 POINTS - ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
90 POINTS - WINE SPECTATOR
90 POINTS - JEB DUNNUCK

85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2016 Cap de Faugeres has a medium garnet-purple color and reveals notions of warm plums, blackberry pie and black raspberries with touches of pencil shavings and sautéed herbs. Medium-bodied with a velvety texture and good core of black fruits, it finishes on a long-lasting earthy note. WINERY

An estate that has gone long on extraction in the past, but I'm really enjoying what they have done this year. This is big but very pretty, held back under tension, showing juicy black cherry and touches of chocolate. The soft, chalky tannins are very well placed; you can almost brush through them. This wine impressed me over several tastings. Drinking Window 2020 - 2035 DECANTER

Attractive dark berries and plums with gently flinty warm stones and a very plush, fruity palate with ripe darker plums from start to finish. Try from 2020. JAMES SUCKLING

The 2016 Cap de Faugeres (composed of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon) has a medium garnet-purple color and reveals notions of warm plums, blackberry pie and black raspberries with touches of pencil shavings and sautéed herbs. Medium-bodied with a velvety texture and good core of black fruits, it finishes on a long-lasting earthy note. ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE

This is racy and fresh, showing a beam of loganberry and red currant coulis flavors driving along, laced with subtle savory detail and tobacco and iron notes. The racy finish is carried by mouthwatering acidity. Drink now through 2028. WINE SPECTATOR

A wine that always seems to deliver, the 2016 Château Cap de Faugères is another winner. Based on 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon that hit 14.5% natural alcohol, it gives up a spicy, dried rose petal, underbrush, and sweet cherry-driven perfume and is silky, pure, and elegant on the palate, with fine tannins. Drink it any time over the coming 10-15 years. JEB DUNNUCK

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COUNTRY:
FRANCE
REGION:
BORDEAUX
SUBREGION:
COTES DE CASTILLON
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