Les Crus Faugères

2019 Baron Ermengaud Faugères

Red Blend •Baron Ermengaud

France: Languedoc-Roussillon

Offer Expired:Jul 20, 2021 at 11:59 pm
$35.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

What the d'Oc prescribed

Do you have a pulse?

Hopefully, you do, otherwise, you’re a zombie or a sentient droid about to take over the world.

But if you are a living, breathing human there’s a 94% chance you’ll love this wine. Even if you don’t know it. Coincidentally with 94 points too, from the most recent issue of Wine & Spirits magazine, and at a mere $19 out the door, you’ll certainly love the price to quality. The overtly juicy, and ebullient personality makes it a highly crushable treat you can pop open - and drain any given weeknight.

Faugères is part of the expansive Languedoc-Roussillon in Southern France. Speckled within a sea of rosé (and mediocrity) are a select few mountainous appellations famous for top-notch reds like Châteauneuf-du-Pape, without the Pope’s visit – as in more accessible, down to earth, yet still big on organic farming. They pump out some super tasty Rhône blends, as recently witnessed by a renaissance of terroir-driven, high quality, affordable wines, like this one.

The carbonic maceration component really comes through here. So. Much. Fruit. It simply oozes with fresh-squeezed red plums, red cherries, strawberry whips (mmm Twizzlers), black pepper, some sweet licorice, and a minerally, spicy edge that adds just enough eyebrow-raising complexity. Smooth, juicy, and straight-up lip-smackingly tasty stuff! Snag a juicy porterhouse steak (reverse-seared of course) to serve with this one, with a side of ratatouille from your most recent farmer’s market haul.

Since resistance is futile, we threw a few cases aside to keep for ourselves. Add a few to your Locker for safekeeping, and then ship that puppy to your doorstep for free.

Can’t say if and when we’d see another 94-pointer for under 20 bucks when this is gonzo.

94 Points – Wine & Spirits

“This Faugères is dark red with shades of black cherry. A large complexity of aromas allows us to savor a mix of sun fruits and spices. This powerful and full-bodied wine, with a deep consistency, offers an intensity of ripe fruits. It has a long, rich palate on velvety tannins with raised hints of pepper.”

Tasting Profile

Look:

Deep black as night core, with a glossy crimson-purple rim that is barely a slither

Smell:

The carbonic maceration component really comes through here. So. Much. Fruit!

Taste:

It simply oozes with fresh-squeezed red plums, red cherries, strawberry whips, black pepper, sweet licorice

Finish:

A minerally, spicy edge, eyebrow-raising complexity, smooth, juicy, and straight-up lip-smackingly tasty stuff!

Pairing:

A juicy porterhouse steak with a side of ratatouille from your most recent farmer’s market haul

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Luc Salvestre
Varietals
80% Syrah, 10% Grenache, 5% Mourvèdre, 5% Carignan
Vintage
2019
Appellation
Faugères AOC, Languedoc-Roussillon
Vineyard
Baron Ermengaud
Alcohol
14%
Soils
Schist
Vine age
15-45 years old
Aging
12 months
Barrels
25% new French oak

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Jul 20, 2021 at 11:59 pm
$35.00
Avg. Price
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