Chateau Faugeres 2015
Tasting Notes Chateau Faugeres 2015
Alluring, with steeped plum and boysenberry confiture notes that are rich and lush in feel, yet stay bright through the finish, presenting a light brambly underpinning and suave spice and toast details. Gorgeous fruit.—J.M.
The 2015 Peby Faugeres is pure Merlot cropped at 27 hl/ha between 1-12 October and matured in 65% new oak. It has a ripe cassis and blueberry scented bouquet that just feels a little static at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, the oak a little dominant at the moment, plenty of sappy black fruit with a saline finish that displays good tension. This Peby-Faugeres seems more refined than recent vintages and once the nose gains more animation, then it could turn into a commendable Saint Emilion, even if I find the 2015 Faugeres more to my taste.
Very dark. Meaty nose. Very sweet! And masses of oak and this is really in the old style! Quite painful to taste! Too much. A wine to be impressed by rather than to enjoy.