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Château Fougas Maldoror 2011



Gold Medal Mundus Vini Biofach 2013
Silver Medal Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2013

Coup de cœur (Judges’ Favourite) Guide Hachette 2014

“One of the appellation’s benchmark wines which garners a Judges’ Favourite accolade again with its Maldoror label, a tribute to the famous book by Isidore Ducasse, otherwise known as Lautréamont. The 2011 thus joins its illustrious predecessors from 2003, 2001, 1998 and 1995. Jean-Yves Bechet sets aside 12 hectares of vineyards for his flagship wine made from Merlot (75%) and Cabernet-Sauvignon grown organically and, since 2010, biodynamically. The result is remarkable: Ruby-red hue with dark purple tints; complex bouquet of red and black fruits, violet, pepper, liquorice and cedar; the palate is honest, full and powerful yet shows no harshness whatsoever, coated with round, silky tannins that leave a sensation of great harmony on the finish. A wine of noble extract, cellar for the next three to five years”.

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“A very savoury offering. Sporting an intense garnet-red hue with purple tints, this wine reveals a fairly shy yet already intense nose intermixing aromas of black fruits, a touch of violet, fern and a trace of roasted coffee. A full, powerful attack heralds a delicious, fleshy, well-structured palate laden with black fruits supported by dense, tightly-wound tannins. Wonderful balance. A reliable choice”. Guide des vins bio et en biodynamie 2013- E Malnic- Edition du Féret (3 ‘ladybird’ accolades)

“Totally in the spirit of Bordeaux, with colour, wonderful spice and ripe fruit scents lifted by charming, finely toasted oak, the 2011 is extremely successful in this vintage” Guide des Meilleurs vins de France 2014 (page 145)

“Lovely depth, harmonious oak influence and sappy finish”. Bettane Desseauve selection, Terre de vin p.76 May 2012- Rating: 15 / 20

“Oaked, round, fairly supple, soft palate with elegant, silky tannins”. Jacques Dupont, Le Point, page 50- May 2012

“Red fruits, harmonious palate, wonderful density and retro-olfaction of roasted coffee”. The Wine Patriot, Antoon Laurent, May 2012, page 4- (88 – 90)

“Lovely spicy, upright character with a firm, striking tannin grain. A finely aged, likeable wine with a very strong personality”. La Revue du Vin de France- Special 2011 vintage, June 2012, page 59 –  Outstanding successes

“Crimson with black. Very cassis, blackberry and raspberry nose that is resinous, fairly violent and powerful. Round, supple, easy-drinking and fleshy palate. Wonderful attack then firm tannins to support body. Shows the vibrancy of organic wine. Enjoyable and well-made”. Jean-Christophe Estève, May 2012- Rating: 17/17.50

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