Imported Red Wines
91 92Nick's ImportCotes de Castillon, Bordeaux, FRANCE$24.99 Bottle
- Closure: Cork
This is a young red with serious concentration of fruit for the appellation, showing blue fruit and hints of dried mushrooms and salt. Full-bodied. Chewy finish. Better than the 2018.
Always a good value, the 2019 Château Cap De Faugeres is another winner, giving up plenty of juicy dark fruits, new leather, dried herbs, and floral hints as well as a medium-bodied, fleshy, fruit-forward and delicious style on the palate. It's going to keep for a solid decade or more.
Pumped up but nicely balanced by freshness, this is full of dark fruits and is an enjoyable Castillon, without doubt one of the best of the appellation. Silvio Denz-owned estate, where the natural austerity of Castillon soils works well with the exuberance of his winemaking style.
Jane Anson - Decanter
Dark in color, the wine exudes licorice, smoke, dark chocolate, black pit fruits and cherries. Full-bodied, lushly textured and with a hedonistic, fruit and chocolate filled finish, this will offer a lot of bang for the buck. The wine was made from blending 80% old vine Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.
Jeff Leve - Wine Cellar Insider
The 2019 Cap de Faugères has a typical Fronsac bouquet with dense blackberry, briary and melted tar aromas that kind of shut the door in your face for broaching it prematurely. I don't mind that - it's still delineated and develops an appealing loam character. The palate is medium-bodied with quite hard tannins, a broad-shouldered and grippy wine in the making with a potent briny finish. It will certainly require several years in the cellar, but it is still a Fronsac with character.
Neal Martin - Vinous
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- There is no minimum order unless stated.
- All wines are 750ml unless indicated otherwise.
- Once received, all orders will be confirmed with suppliers and then an invoice issued - payment will be due on receipt of this invoice.
- The wines are being collected and shipped in refrigerated containers and are due to arrive in late 2022.
- Nicks Wine Merchants reserve the right to pass on any changes in Government duties and taxes and delivery charges from the date of order to the date of final delivery of the wine.
- Errors and omissions excepted.
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- Cellar 5 - 6 years (2019-2020)
- ABV 14.5%
- Closure: Cork
Consistently one of the top value wines in Bordeaux, Chateau Brisson delivers again in 2010. Situated in Cotes de Castillon to the south of Saint-Emilion, on the continuation of the same limestone rich clay soils, the wine is traditional Right Bank Merlot dominant blend, in this case 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. With prices in Bordeaux sky rocketing, in great years like 2010 these are the wines to load up on.
Superb black dark crimson red colour with a dark crimson red black hue. The nose displays excellent intensity with lifted top notes of black cherries and blackcurrants over a toasty cedar background with dried meats and spice following. Medium to full bodied the palate possesses generous blackcurrant and black cherry flavours followed by toasty cedar, some earth and spice. Firm solidly built tannins impart some chewiness on the finish. Medium to long ripe blackcurrant, toasty cedar, earth and spice aftertaste.
Cellar 5-6 years.
Nick's ImportCotes de Castillon, Bordeaux, FRANCE$24.99 Bottle
The 2015 Cap de Faugeres is a blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, cropped at 37 hectoliters per hectare, picked between September 17 and October 8. There was a touch of reduction on the nose here. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, a little disjointed at the moment and needing more depth towards the finish. This is a bit hard and brutish at the moment.
Neal Martin - eRobertParker.com #224 (Apr 2016)
Ripe, dark, brambly fruit. Firm and assertive - very bold in style but a chewy finish.
Refined and very pretty with blue fruit and dried berry. Full and tight. Cool fruit.
The 2015 Cap de Faugères, Silvio Denz's entry-level offering, is juicy and powerful from start to finish. Blue and purplish hued fruits, smoke, licorice, sweet spices and new oak give this plump, forward Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux its distinctive personality. The 2015 is not especially complex, but it sure is delicious, especially in its peer group. Tasted three times.
Conditions of Pre-Arrival Offer:
1. There is no minimum order unless stated.
2. All wines are 750ml unless indicated otherwise.
3. Once received, all orders will be confirmed with suppliers and stock availability will be subject to final confirmation.
4. The wines are being shipped in refrigerated containers and are due to arrive in late 2018.
5. Nicks Wine Merchants reserve the right to pass on any changes in Government duties and taxes and delivery charges from the date of order to the date of final delivery of the wine.
6. Errors and omissions excepted.
7. Delivery charges may apply - these can be determined by visiting the Freight Rates page.
85 90Nick's ImportCotes de Castillon, Bordeaux, FRANCE$32.99 Bottle
- Closure: Cork
The 2016 Cap de Faugeres, is a blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon matured in 40% one-year-old barrels. It has a tightly wound bouquet with blackberry, undergrowth and pencil-lead aromas-more Left Bank than Right Bank in style. The palate is well balanced with firm tannin, good depth and tension with a spicy, almost Graves-like finish that lingers in the mouth. It is a little austere at the moment, but I appreciate the focus and poise.
Neal Martin eRobertParker.com #230 (Apr 2017)
Super-ripe red cherry, tobacco, spice and French oak are front and center in the 2016 Cap de Faugères, which is in an especially ripe, sweet style, even within the context of the vintage. The oak needs time to fully integrate. Even so, this is an attractive wine that will please readers who appreciate the more flamboyant side of Bordeaux.