Château Faizeau, Montagne-Saint-Émilion

Château Faizeau, Montagne-Saint-Émilion

Owned by the Raynaud family that also owns La Croix de Gay and La Fleur de Gay in Pomerol; this wine, dominated by Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc, is a dense ruby-purple colour and exhibits mocha and black cherry jam notes on the nose. Fleshy and full-bodied, the palate shows an endearing plump quality with subtle gamey notes. The wine spends up to 18 months in oak, of which 50% is new and since the 2011 vintage, Julien Viaud and Michel Rolland have been advising the winemaking team.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Vintage: 2012/2013
  • Producer: Château Faizeau
  • Primary grape: Merlot
  • Secondary grape: Cabernet Franc
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £16.97
  • Code: 25895
  • Expression: Barrel