Château Faugères – 2012 – Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classé

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Rather opaque core here, with a purple-blue hue. Fine nose, still quite youthful with a dominance of dark fruit, slight hint of oak there, but mainly crushed dark berries; like cassis and plum. Aromatically, it really needs some air to open up, but it really delivers more on the palate. It is a good degree of concentration here. Much more of the dark fruit, inside we talk about that inky core of that juicy dark berry fruit, still with that tannic presence, but quite polished in terms of texture. So plenty of them, but really soft and subtle. Still with a youthful freshness there; like freshly crushed berry fruit, with good level of acidity as well. Nice purity and definition. There is a little hint of oak in the background. Just adding a slight, slight hint of roasted coffee. Good purity of fruit on the finish. Long and persistent, really keeps delivering on the after taste. Nice wine which is already without hard edges. Perfectly drinkable I would say, but once again this quality really vouches for further evolution.

Tasted by the Best Sommelier of the World, Andreas Larsson.