Château Rigaud 2012, Ap Faugères

Red Blend Red Blend
Languedoc-Roussillon, France

$16.95 (393561)

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August 06, 2016

Critic Reviews (8)

Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Faugères is a Languedoc appellation built on sandy schist. Château Rigaud is a mix of 55/26/19 syrah, mourvèdre and...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This fine southern French value has a quite lifted jammy blueberry/mulberry nose with some perfumed florality and...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Fresh, clean and with plump, pretty fruit. This Languedoc appellation is one to watch for in terms of exceptional...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

This is a delicious mature red blend that's drinking really well now. It is made from syrah 25%, mourvedre 26% and...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Dark-opaque ruby in colour, the 2012 Château Rigaud reveals commendable notes of wild plums, dried raspberries and a...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

A bold and beautiful southern French rapport of 55 per cent Syrah, 26 Mourvèdre and 19 Grenache, so very modern and...

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Nadia  Fournier
Nadia Fournier

The best wines of Faugères have lots of fabric and character. The latter, developed by the owner of the Castle Négly,...

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Marc Chapleau
Marc Chapleau

An organic blend of GSM (Syrah, Mourvèdre and Grenache slightly) reduced a bit early on, we'll win to breathe so that...

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Community Reviews (3)

Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

Blend of 55% Syrah, 26% Mourvedre and 19% Grenache. Black plum, dark fruit and some sweet oak spice aromas from the cork. Initially a rustic earthy nose that gives way to ripe blackberry, black cherry, and hints of floral and sweet oak spice. With air, lovely floral aromas really pop from the glass. Full-bodied on the palate with pretty floral, red and black fruits, and sweet oak spice flavours layered over earth. Slightly tart acids are fresh and juicy. Fine-grained tannins gain texture in the glass. Long, satisfying finish with hints of minerality. Tasted July/2016.

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It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

A very easy to like Faugeres. Maturing now, with soft raspberry/cherry fruit and hints of herbs. A bit of oak and acidity on the finish. Good match for simple bbq foods. For near term consumption. Tasted August 016.

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