2000 Chateau Cap de Faugeres 
Cotes du Castillon, Bordeaux, France
WB Rating: 89

Alcohol by volume: 12.0%
Price at time of purchase: $11.50 (Premier Cru)
Type: Cabernet / Bordeaux
Principal varietal(s): Bordeaux blend

This excellent, spectacularly well-priced wine is from one of the "satellite" Bordeaux regions touching on St.-Emilion, from an outstanding year. Opaque deep purple color with a spicy, meaty, blackberry-tinged nose that reminded me of an Aussie Shiraz/Cab blend. Amazing density for a non-classified Bordeaux, with a rich mouthfeel and classic smoky cassis flavors. Very tannic finish, but round -- not astringent or bitter. Great future ahead for this beauty. - HK 2004-05-02


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