2009 Cap de Faugeres, Côtes de Castillon SKU #1084447

Price: $34.99

JS 91 RP 91
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K&L Notes

Fabulous value for drinking now (with 1 hour airing) or cellaring 10 years. Best they have made and full of blackberry fruit flavors and some toasty oak. . Plenty of stuffing for the long run but massive fruit hides the tannin. (Clyde Beffa, K&L Bordeaux Buyer)

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  • Jeff Garneau
    By: Jeff Garneau
    K&L Staff Member
    You may have heard a great deal of talk about how good the 2009 vintage was in Bordeaux and wondered how much was mere hype. Happily, it’s all true. Here is one of the best values from the Right Bank – the 2009 Cap de Faugères, Côtes de Castillon. “Opulent” is the only word to describe it. Wonderfully ripe, sweet dark fruit with a rich texture, yet surprisingly fresh and lively with fine tannins. Typical of the best of the vintage and at a very attractive price. 85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc.
  • Steve Greer
    By: Steve Greer
    K&L Staff Member
    The first round of this wine sold out quickly after the tasting. Half the vineyards lie in St-Emilion and the other half in Côtes de Castillon. This is a big wine that needed three hours of decanting to take away a slight reductive note on the nose, which then showed ripe plums and dried berries along with chocolate, coffee and oak spice. The palate is ripe, with tons of black fruit, spice and candied plums. Plenty of tannins give structure.
  • Steve Bearden
    By: Steve Bearden
    K&L Staff Member
    This is a lush wine that retains a sense of proportion, balance and length. Aromas of flowers and ash add complexity to the rich raspberry and blueberry fruit which have a kirsch-like consistancy. The fruit is not bunched up in the middle but rather drawn out by a long, fine , sweet finish. Super value here.


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