Terroir: Faugeres is a small appellation located on the somewhat inland on the Mediterranean coast to the west of Montpelier and Nimes.
Vinification: This blend of Syrah, Mourvèdre and Carignan is vinified in a combination of 10% tank, 30% large nuetral oak casks and 60% oak barrels. 30% of the oak is new.
"Grenache and Mourvèdre proportion is naturally raised in our blend for a very demonstrative wine throughout the whole ageing period. The silky Grenache shrouds the natural strength and tannic structure of the Mourvèdre just like an iron fist in a velvet glove …"-Gregory Hecht
Score: 90 PointsWine Spectator Author: Gillian Sciaretta
Fresh red plum, kirsch and boysenberry notes give a focused, tangy profile to this muscular, full-bodied red, with tea, floral and mineral aromas adding interest through the grippy, spice-infused finish. Drink now through 2023.
Score: 93 PointsThe Wine Advocate Author: Jeb Dunnuck
Smoked earth, currants, cured meats and spices all emerge from the rich, full-bodied 2014 Faugeres. A blend of 60% Syrah, 25% Mourvdre and 15% Carignan, aged mostly in demi-muids, it has a smoking mid-palate, a ripe, layered textured and a big finish. Like in 2013, it's another hidden gem in this lineup.
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