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Les Crus Faugères 2019 Baron Ermengaud Faugères

94 Points
Wine & Spirits
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W&S 94

Mission 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.”

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Les Crus Faugères 2019 Baron Ermengaud Faugères 750ml Wine Label
Les Crus Faugères 2019 Baron Ermengaud Faugères 750ml Wine Label
dryness
acidity
tannin
body
fruit
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 2019 Baron Ermengaud Faugères

Les Crus Faugères
Les Crus Faugères
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 Les Crus Faugères

Les Crus Faugères Winemaker Luc Salvestre
Les Crus Faugères Winemaker Luc Salvestre
Les Crus Faugères 2019 Baron Ermengaud Faugères 750ml Wine Bottle
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Les Crus Faugères 2019 Baron Ermengaud Faugères 750ml Wine Bottle
Offer Expired Jul 31, 2021 at 11:59 pm
$00.00
Price Redacted
$35.00
Elsewhere