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Very deep-set aromas of blackberries and red and dark plum fruits, set amid integrated oak spices, cedar and hints of earth. The palate has a super plush feel with intense flavors of blueberries and dark plums. Succulent tannins that are smooth, entrancin
The history of Château Faugères dates back to 1550 when Faugères was a little hamlet near the town of St. Émilion, but the estate really began to gain recognition when it was inherited by Pierre Bernard ("Péby") Guisez and his wife Corinne in the late 1980s. It had been in Péby's family since 1823, but he and Corinne instituted a number of changes to improve quality, and brought new attention to the estate. Péby died unexpectedly in 1997 and Corinne continued to push quality forward. In 2005 she sold the property to Swiss businessman Silvio Denz, and he has invested in further upgrades, including a new winery, and has ushered in a new era of quality.
Château Faugères' vineyards are planted to 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, with an average age of 35 years. Two wines are made, Château Faugères and a second label called Haut Faugères. A small adjacent vineyard of older Merlot vines planted to greater density produces grapes for the luxury cuvée Château Péby Faugères, of which seldom more than 800 cases are produced. A second label called La Merle de Péby Faugères is also produced.
A separate estate in nearby Côtes de Castillon produces Cap de Faugères, as well as about 400 cases per year of a limited bottling from a 2.6 ha (6.5 acres) plot of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc planted on limestone and clay called La Mouleyre. Michel Rolland is the consulting enologist for all the Faugères wines.