Imported Red Wines
85 90Direct 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.
- 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.
Direct 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.
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