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2016 Chateau Cap de Faugères Bordeaux

2016 Chateau Cap de Faugères Bordeaux

91 Points Decanter
2016 Chateau Cap de Faugères Bordeaux
91 Points Decanter

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A red Bordeaux of superb quality and value, just over the fence from a well-known Grand Cru label in St Emilion. With the same namesake and ownership as St Emilion's Chateau Faugères, this Cap de Faugères from Cotes des Castillon (now Cotes de Bordeaux) benefits from superior investment as well as great vineyards. The resulting Merlot-dominant red is so consistently good that Robert Parker labelled it "always one of the top Côtes de Castillons." Drink or cellar.

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$34.99 in mixed 6+ or $38.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon

Its Origins

Château Cap de Faugères is located in the Côtes de Castillon with its vineyards directly on the St. Emilion border and adjoining those of the St. Emilion Grand Cru, Château Faugères. Producing wine that is the equal of many St. Emilion Grand Crus, Both properties are owned by Corinne and Peby Guissez, with Cap de Faugères . The estate consists of 26 hectares of vineyards planted with Merlot (50%), Cabernet Franc (38%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (12%). Recently there has been extensive investment in cellar equipment and the wines are vinified using state of the art technology. They are then matured in small oak barriques (50% new) for 12-15 months.

What The Critics Say

91/100 Decanter, Jane Anson

"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." Drink 2020 - 2035

91/100 Wine Cellar Insider, Jeff Leve

"From a blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine opens with licorice, ripe, black cherry, vanilla and kirsch. Forward, lush, juicy and fresh, the wine leaves you with sweet, dark chocolate covered cherries and a hint of dust in the tannins." Drink 2018 - 2026

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Cabernet Merlot Blend

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Bordeaux

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2026

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with BEEF
with GAME

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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