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2018 Chateau Faugeres

By Chateau Peby Faugeres

2018 Château Faugeres from Château Peby Faugeres, Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux

In the sweeping landscape of Bordeaux's Saint-Émilion, where viticulture is enshrined as an artisanal heritage, 2018 Château Faugeres from Château Peby Faugeres emerges as a testament to the exceptional climatic conditions of its year. Synonymous with quality and prestige in fine wine pallets, this vintage encases the opulent fruit of a warm season in a meticulously crafted liquid jewel.

 

The Elegance of Adaptability

With balanced generosity, the 2018 vintage reflects the agility of Château Peby Faugeres in managing their vineyards amidst the undulating climatic narrative of that year. A contrast to the potentially overwhelming heatwaves characteristic of Europe in 2018, meticulous canopy management and soil nurturing at Château Faugeres have engendered a wine with a harmonious blend of ripeness and freshness.

Reveling in its structure and depth, this wine presents layers of pure blackberry and plum, framed by an undercurrent of earthy minerality. The often-opaque power of Saint-Émilion's fruits is refined here into translucence – a clarity that speaks volumes about the nuanced hand at each stage of vinification.

 

An Astute Investment Refinement

As experienced collectors will acknowledge, selecting a vintage for investment necessitates a focus on extraordinary editions. With tactful oak interaction hinting at cedar and graphite whispers among the luscious tannins, 2018 Château Faugeres demonstrates such an acumen that it aligns impeccably with sophisticated investment portfolios.

Certainly a venerated addition for contemplative enjoyment or cellar augmentation alike, this vintage not only captivates the palate but also possesses promising aging potential. The integration of fruit, structure, and terroir-specificity affords it a prominent seat amongst its peers.

In line with our pursuit of investing in wines with both distinguished heritage and contemporary excellence, 2018 Château Faugeres from Château Peby Faugeres stands out as a distinguished representative from Bordeaux's Saint-Émilion. It is one that complements discerning investments and one which shall undoubtedly flourish with grace within both cellars and markets.

Current market price

HK$12,990.00

12x75cl

Highest score

98

POP score

75.56

Scores and tasting notes

98-99

Wow. Really savory this year with an extremely dense and gorgeous palate of ripe fruit and ripe tannins, but an underlying minerality and intensity. Shows really integrated and melted tannins, but then it kick-starts at the end. Neoclassical.

James Suckling - jamessuckling.com - April 2019

95-98

Offers layers of dark fig, boysenberry and cassis fruit, with alluring black tea and anise notes. The long, smoldering finish is carried by a graphite edge. Dense, but with serious cut and detail. A classic in the making.—J.M.

James Molesworth - Wine Spectator - April 2019

95-97+

Made of 100% Merlot, the 2018 Péby Faugères is deep garnet-purple colored and comes bounding out of the glass with gregarious notes of blueberry pie, plum pudding, chocolate-covered cherries and mulberries with hints of eucalyptus, cinnamon stick, cloves and unsmoked cigars plus a waft of cedar chest. Full-bodied, taut and muscular, the palate has a rock-solid structure of firm, velvety tannins and wonderful freshness, finishing very long with loads of mineral sparks.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 23rd April 2019

95

Made of 100% Merlot, the 2018 Péby Faugères has a deep garnet-purple color and bombastic scents of plum preserves, baked black cherries, cedar chest and blueberry pie with an undercurrent of menthol, black olives, charcuterie and Indian spice, plus a waft of oolong tea. The seductively rich, full-bodied palate (15.5% alcohol) delivers mouth-coating black fruit preserves with a velvety texture and just enough freshness, finishing long and spicy yet with a touch of oak poking through. It will need a good 5 years in cellar for the oak to settle in, then drink it over the next 20 years or more.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 31 March 2021

92-95

The 2018 Faugères is fresh, lively and quite deep, with a striking interplay of floral top notes and rich, layered fruit. I sense a shift towards a more refined style. Even so, there is plenty of the depth and textural richness readers have become accustomed to. Dark red fruit, espresso, cedar and dried flowers add lovely shades of aromatic nuance as well as energy. The 2018 is beautifully rendered. The blend is 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Proprietor Silvio Denz and consulting winemake Michel Rolland turned out a gorgeous Faugères in 2018. My only real critique is that Faugères and the pure Péby Faugères are more closer in style than they usually are, which is remarkable as the blends are totally different! Tasted three times.

Antonio Galloni - Vinous - April 2019

91

Cassis notes dominate this wine, twisted through with acidity and edged with espresso and grilled sarments. It's high impact but does settle down, its confidence on display. Matured in 50% new oak, with malolactic also carried out in 50% new oak. Michel Rolland consults.

Jane Anson - Decanter - April 2019

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