The 2021 Château Cap de Faugères is a classic wine from this estate that offers fruit and texture. Coming from a larger 46-hectare vineyard and a blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, it reveals a pretty perfume of blue fruits, ripe cherries, liquid violets, and a touch of chocolate. This carries to a medium-bodied, round, fleshy Castillon with good depth as well as length. Yields here were a devastating 12.5 hectoliters per hectare, but it will certainly be a charming 2021 that offers plenty of pleasure.
Jeb Dunnuck (June 2022)Score: 89-91/153
Blending 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, produces a forward, soft, polished, fresh, lush, round, fruit-filled wine with loads of ripe, chocolate-coated, plums and black cherries with a touch of salt on the mid-palate and in the endnote.
Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider (May 2022)Score: 90-92/100Drink 2023-2034
A fresh and bright 2021 with berry and citrus aromas and flavors. Medium body with fine tannins and a fresh, vivid finish.
James Suckling (May 2022)Score: 90-91/100
The 2021 Cap de Faugères feels a bit static on the nose, though it is quite well defined. The palate offers pure black cherry and boysenberry fruit, nicely balanced if not overly complex, and a plush, quite structured finish. It just needs a careful élevage to see it through.
Neal Martin, Vinous (May 2022)Score: 88-90/100Drink 2026-2038
Sweet and scented nose. This has a lovely bright and playful intensity to it, grippy but fine tannins coat the mouth and give the structure with a gentle cherry skin fleshy appeal too. A little bit tense and stops a bit short really with the dark chocolate, clove and menthol freshness and bitterness coming through on the finish.
Georgie Hindle, Decanter (April 2022)Score: 87/100Drink 2024-2029