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2000 Château Faugères

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-ÉMILION
  • 91 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 49976-2000

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$49.95

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    Bright ruby. Superripe aromas of black raspberry, violet, maple syrup and sweet oak. Pliant and sweet in the mouth; dark berry flavors complicated by notes of violet, licorice and mint. Finishes with firm, building tannins that are dusty but not dry. Showing well today.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2001
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Intense aromas of crushed raspberries, minerals and lilacs. Medium- to full-bodied, with firm, yet very silky tannins and a long berry and vanilla aftertaste. Very fine indeed. 8,330 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    This is a big time sleeper of the vintage as well as one of the vintage's most attractively priced wines. Faugeres has turned out an opaque black/purple-colored 2000 displaying aromas of ink, blackberry liqueur, licorice, and toasty oak. Seamless, rich, and full-bodied, with even more weight and length than it revealed prior to bottling, it is a reasonably-priced, serious wine that merits attention from consumers. Delicious stuff!
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Toby Thomas
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: RhoneRanger
  • Self | Rating: 90

    A nice wine. Medium bodied with subtle flavors and a long finish. Not the flashy, fruity ripeness that is so common now.
    Drink Dates: 2008-2020
    Author: Jeffrey M989
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Finally this wine has aged and turned into a lovely St Emilion, good fruit/tannin/acid balance. My only reservation is that this wine was frier than any other ST Emilion I've ever tasted.
    Author: Phil the Greek
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Opaque, dense, rich, full bodied and sweet berry aromas. Not a typical Bordeaux in my view, very interesting though.
    Drink Dates: 2008-2018
    Author: Tato
Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

White Bordeaux blends are most commonly composed of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc, and come in a range of dry and sweet styles. Sémillon contributes body while Sauvignon Blanc adds high acidity, a characteristic that is particularly important in the sweet wines of Bordeaux.

Sauternes is one of the world’s most prestigious regions for sweet wine production, made possible by Sémillon’s affinity for noble rot. Wines from world-renowned Château d’Yquem are fermented and matured in new oak for up to three years and can age for decades in bottle. These wines display complex aromas of melon, honey, apricot, citrus peel, mango, and butterscotch and develop added complexity and aromas with age.

The best dry wines from this blend come from producers such as Château Haut-Brion, Château Pape Clément, and Domaine de Chevalier in Pessac-Léognan and Graves. These wines are typically fermented and matured in new oak and display a full-bodied richness with concentrated nutty flavors overlaying the fruit.

Due to its freshness and flavor profile, dry white Bordeaux blends pair well with almost any white food, including all types of fish, poultry, veal, and pork. The sweet wines of Bordeaux pair well with foie gras, oysters, blue cheese, spicy food (particularly Asian cuisines), any dish with sweet notes, and of course, dessert.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 661 bottles owned
  • 112 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 112 collectors)