Chateau Cap de Faugeres 2016

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The history of Chateau Faugeres, Chateau Cap de Faugeres, and Peby Faugeres are tightly entwined together. In 1823 the Esquissaud family acquires the land. 150 years later, Pierre-Bernard Guisez inherits the land. In 1992 construction begins on the winery. In 2005 Silvio Denz purchases all three properties.
The Chateau Cap de Faugeres is 46 Hectares planted with 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.  This is the same ratio as their Saint Emilion property, Chateau Faugeres.
Wine Advocate: 91
The 2016 Mouleyre comes from a specific vineyard site cropped between 3-19 October. It has a rich and decadent bouquet, very pure and heady with creme de cassis and blueberry fruit, a little overripe. The palate is sweet and a little cloying with raisin-tinged black fruit, but it lacks some delineation and detail on the finish. Hedonistic for sure, but it feels rather generic and I much prefer the 2015.
Vinous: 90
The 2015 La Mouleyre emerges from Ctes de Castillon side of Silvio Denz's property. Ripe, exotic and totally unctuous, the Mouleyre captures all of the intensity and pure richness of the year in spades. A host of mocha, tobacco, smoke, licorice and menthol notes meld into the deep finish. La Mouleyre is roughly 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc from parcels that sit on the border with the Saint-Etienne-de-Lisse sector of St.-milion.
James Suckling: 93
Solid red with walnuts, blackberries and currants. Full to medium body and velvety tannins. Polished and exciting. Watch it.