Chateau Faugeres Saint Emilion Grand Cru [Pre-arrival] 2021
JS93-94: A very fine-textured wine with linear, racy tannins. Medium body and bright acidity. Mineral and chalk. Lovely, curranty flavor.
JD91-93: The 2021 Château Faugères comes a larger 37-hectare vineyard and 35-year-old vines. The blend is 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, and it will spend 12 months in one-third new barrels. With great aromatics (black raspberries, cassis, violets), medium-bodied richness, silky, ultra-fine tannins, and outstanding balance, it's not a heavyweight and shines for its elegance and purity. It' certainly makes the most of the vintage and will easily end up being an outstanding wine.