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2010 Chateau Cap de Faugeres

Cotes de Castillon, Bordeaux, FRANCE
$34. 99 Bottle
$419.88 Dozen
Cellar: 6 - 8 Years (2021-2023)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Cork

Excellent colour displaying an inky black core with a deep dark crimson red black tinged hue. Nosing reveals scented aromas of ripe blackcurrants and black cherries alongside some liquorice and black olives with cigar box and spice end notes. Still very youthful the palate possesses excellent richness with mouthfilling flavours of black cherries alongside a touch of liquorice with underlying black olive, earthy cigar box and spice. Firm chewy finish with a solid muscular tannin structure. Long blackcurrant, black olive, cigar box and spice aftertaste. A firm, tightly structured Bordeaux that needs some time to fully unravel.
Cellar 6-8 years.
Alc 14.5%

Other Reviews…
Elegant nose with loads of dark fruit, licorice and crushed chalk. Full-bodied and wonderfully textured on the palate with well-dosed fine tannins and attractive red fruit. Enjoyable long finish. Try in 2015.
92 points
James Suckling