Galloni: "The 2021 Faugères offers a beguiling mix of inky dark fruit and brighter, saline nuances that lend vibrancy. Red/purplish berries, lavender, rose petal and sweet spice are all beautifully lifted. I have to say, I very much like the energy and overall tension here. A mix of floral and mineral accents punctuates the finish. Terrific."
Suckling: "A very fine-textured wine with linear, racy tannins. Medium body and bright acidity. Mineral and chalk. Lovely, curranty flavor."
Decanter: "Bright and mineral, this has a good combination of creamy but still juicy strawberry and raspberry fruit with wet stone salinity on the palate, the two playing a push-pull for dominance but supported by fine, quite direct tannins. I like the clarity here, there's no frills or hiding and I like the classic nature of it."
Dunnuck: "The 2021 Château Faugères comes a larger 37-hectare vineyard and 35-year-old vines. The blend is 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, and it will spend 12 months in one-third new barrels. With great aromatics (black raspberries, cassis, violets), medium-bodied richness, silky, ultra-fine tannins, and outstanding balance, it's not a heavyweight and shines for its elegance and purity. It' certainly makes the most of the vintage and will easily end up being an outstanding wine."
Neal Martin: "The 2021 Faugères offers vanilla-y red fruit and modest definition on the nose,
which is quite fragrant but missing some complexity. The palate is mediumbodied with sappy red fruit and fine acidity. A less opulent Péby than of late and, frankly, all the better for it."
Wine Cellar Insider: "Medium-bodied, soft, fresh and silky, with layers of sweet, juicy, dark plums, black cherries, mocha and espresso. Lush and refined, the wine finishes with espresso, dark cocoa and deep, ripe, sweet pit fruits with a sprig of mint in the endnote. The harvest took place September 29 - October 15. Drink from 2023-2037."
Weinwisser: "Verspieltes Bouquet, reife Himbeere, verführerische Fliedernoten, rotes Johannisbeergelee und Preiselbeersaft. Am satten Gaumen mit weicher Textur, herrlicher Extraktfülle, nerviger gut stützender Rasse und engmaschigem Tanningerüst. Im gebündelten Finale rotbeerige Konturen, dunkles Graphit und körnige Adstringenz."
Falstaff: "Dunkles Rubingranat, violette Reflexe, zarte Randaufhellung. Zart kräuterwürzig unterlegte rote Beerenfrucht, zart nach Herzkirschen, tabakig. Saftig, elegant, reife Pflaumen, frischer Säurebogen, ein Hauch von Süße im Abgang, lebendiger Speisenbegleiter."
Chateau Faugeres, 33330 Saint-Etienne-de-Lisse, Frankreich