St-Emilion 1GCC & GCC 2010: panel tasting results

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These structured, ageworthy wines pleased our judges on the whole, but they criticised the high oak,
extraction and alcohols in many examples, which masked their vineyard character. Nevertheless, two wines were awarded Outstanding and 17 wines Highly Recommended - see all 19 St Emilion 2010s here...
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St Emilion 2010, Château Faurie de Souchard
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Château Faurie de Souchard

Château Faurie de Souchard
Decanter average score: 17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Stephen Brook 16 James Lawther MW 17.25 Steven Spurrier 17.5
There’s some delicacy and lift on the nose, with considerable freshness but also some mocha tones from the oak. Smooth and ripe, but also lots of vineyard character. Tannins beautifully blended in for a good future. A fine, classic St-Emilion.
Price £22.90 Fine & Rare
Drink 2015–2025
Alc 14.5%