Wine Advocate #199 Feb 2012 Robert Parker 91 Drink: 2012 – 2022 $25-$65 (24) The 2009 is possibly the best Cap de Faugeres yet made, a sleeper of the vintage, and a realistically priced one at that. A blend of 85% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon that hit 14% natural alcohol, the wine displays loads of charcoal, blackberry, espresso roast and white chocolate. It is full-bodied, unctuously textured, with very sweet tannin and stunning purity, texture and length. This is a super-duper wine, bottled unfined and unfiltered under the guidance of the consultant Michel Rolland. Drink it over the next 10+ years. Robert Parker Rated 91 Under new proprietor Silvio Denz, the wines from this property, as well as his Chateau Faugeres in St.-Emilion, have gotten better, even by the high standards maintained by the previous proprietor. Score: 90 Country: France Region: Bordeaux Issue: Mar 31, 2012 A fresh, bright style, with a red fruit profile of currant, cherry pit and pomegranate framed by a floral note. Medium-weight, with a more gentle chalky edge on the finish, where this shows good length. Drink now through 2022. JM
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