(2009 Vintage) (WA 91) The 2009 is possibly the best Cap de Faugeres yet made, a sleeper of the vintage, and a realistically priced one at that. A blend of 85% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon that hit 14% natural alcohol, the wine displays loads of charcoal, blackberry, espresso roast and white chocolate. It is full-bodied, unctuously textured, with very sweet tannin and stunning purity, texture and length. This is a super-duper wine, bottled unfined and unfiltered under the guidance of the consultant Michel Rolland. Drink it over the next 10+ years.
Wine Advocate(2005 Vintage) Rating: (88-90) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07
Robert Parker(2005 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 08/24/2008
Wine Advocate(2005 Vintage) Rating: 88-90 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate
Wine Spectator(2005 Vintage) Rating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/06