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Ratings : Robert Parker 92-95/100, Guide Hachette 1*(Very Well-Made wine), Bettane & Desseauve 14,5/20
« Made from 100% Syrah, the 2014 Faugères Clos du Fou might just be one of the wines of the vintage. Elegant, weightless, pure and fresh, with full-bodied aromas and flavors of graphite, black raspberries and cassis, this beauty has fine tannin, perfect balance and a clean, focused finish. It will see 24 months in demi-muids before being bottled and is stunner that’s well worth the effort to track down. » (Wine Advocate 2016 - Robert Parker)

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Winery :
Château des Estanilles
Name of the wine :
Le Clos du Fou
Vintage :
Appellation :
Origin :
Colour :
Red wine
Grape Variety :
Shiraz (predominant)
Terroirs :
High density of shales and sandstones
Harvest :
Hand picked, at full ripeness
Viticulture :
Certified organic
Vinification :
Traditional, varietal vinified separately, vatting adapted to each varietal
Alcohol content :
14,5 %
Aging :
100% in foudres, mid-muids and barrels for 12 months
Organic wine :
Appearance :
Intense ruby colour
Nose :
Intense and delicate on violet and black fruits aromas
Palate :
Surprising complexity and balance, great tannic structure on cocoa, liquorice, coffee, which magnify the finish bouquet...
Drink from :
Drink before :
Open :
1 hour before
Serve :
In a decanter at 15-18°C
Food pairing : To be enjoyed with red meat, fine game, cheese...
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Guide Bettane & Desseauve des Vins de France

Guide Bettane & Desseauve des Vins de France

Wine rated : 14,5/20 (Bon vin)
Vineyard rated (guide 2019) : 1*Star (A reliable production, recommendable, in line with expectations from the appellation(s))

About this wine : La syrah domine largement cette cuvée épicée et fruitée. On la mettra en cave, elle a besoin de fondre son élevage mais le tanin est fin.

About the vineyard : Belle endormie qui fit la grandeur de Faugères dans les années 1990, reprise en mains par Julien Seydoux, venu ici avec modestie d'apprendre le terroir et avec l'envie de porter à nouveau les Estanilles au premier plan. Les élevages s'adaptent progressivement aux matières. Les rouges sont tous puissants en saveurs. Des vins de forte personnalité. Réussis inverso et raison d'être 2014.

Le Guide Hachette des Vins

Le Guide Hachette des Vins

Wine rated (guide 2017) : 1*Étoile (Vin très réussi)
Vineyard rated (guide 2019) : Wines regularly rewarded (The wines of this producer are regularly rewarded by the guide)

About this wine : Comme à son habitude, Julien Seydoux livre un vin dense et riche, typique de l'appellation. L'olfaction révèle des arômes de groseille et de myrtille associés à des parfums épicés et empyreumatiques (douze mois de fût). Des notes de cannelle et de poivre doux s'invitent dans une bouche ample et persistante, portée par des tanins à la fois fins et serrés. Un vin complexe et complet, encore en devenir.

About the vineyard : L'autodidacte Julien Seydoux a racheté en 2009 ce domaine de 44 ha, conduit en bio, qui propose des faugères souvent remarquables. Une valeur sûre.

Wine Advocate - Robert Parker

Wine Advocate - Robert Parker

Wine rated : 92-95/100 (Vin formidable)
Vineyard rated : Recommended (Winery recommended by the Wine Advocate - Robert Parker)

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Rating without reviews of M. FLEMMING C P. Published on 21/03/2017
The vineyards of Faugères were delimited in 1948 and received an official appellation for the reds and rosés in 1982 and for the whites in 2005. Located north of Béziers and Pézenas in the Languedoc region of southern France, Faugères begins on the plains and climbs the foothills of the Cévennes, reaching up to 300 meters (984 feet) above sea level. The production zone extends into ...
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