Chateau Faugeres Saint Emilion 2010
|Region||France, Bordeaux, St. Emilion|
The 2010 vintage was marked by two important features in terms of climate: as in 2005, it was very dry (the same overall rainfall, but different distribution), the variation in temperature (between day and night) was around 15°C throughout the summer. The Château Faugères terroirs, consisting of a limestone plateau and a clay and limestone slope which enables the vinestock to take deep root, has demonstrated its potential to produce quality over the years, and 2010 was no exception. After a colder winter than the average and a cool, changeable spring, flowering occurred between 26 May and 16 June.
This is very large-scaled, with a wall of baker's chocolate to get through first, followed by additional layers of roasted chestnut and bay, mulled black currant, steeped plum and roasted alder wood. Then the long, charcoal-fueled finish takes over and zooms away. This should be a complete knockout after cellaring. Best from 2016 through 2035.
Spice and mint aromas with blackberry fruit, new wood and a polished character. The acidity is delicious, refreshing. Barrel sample.