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Château Fougas Maldoror 2011

Gold Medal Mundus Vini Biofach 2013
Médaille d’Argent Mundus Vini 2012
Silver Medal Mondial of Bruxelles Challenge 2013
Silver Medal Citadelles of wine 2013
« Coup de cœur » Guide Hachette des vins 2014


Guide Hachette des vins 2014 p.219

2** « 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. »

Guide des vins en biodynamie p.81 – Évelyne MALNIC – 2013

3*** « 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 »

Best wines of France Guide 2014 p. 145

Score 16.5/20, 1* « 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. »

Terre de vin p. 76 – La sélection BETTANE DESSEAUVE – May 2012

Score 15/20 « Lovely depth, harmonious oak influence and sappy finish. »

Le POINT p. 50 – Jacques DUPONT – May 2012

« Oaked, round, fairly supple, soft palate with elegant, silky tannins. »

The Wine Patriot p.4 – Antoon LAURENT – May 2012

Score 88-90/100 « Red fruits, harmonious palate, wonderful density and retro-olfaction of roasted coffee. »

La Revue du Vin de France, Spécial 2011 vintage p. 59 « Outstanding successes » –
June 2012

« Lovely spicy, upright character with a firm, striking tannin grain. A finely aged, likeable wine with a very strong personality. »

Jean-Christophe ESTEVE – May 2012

Score 17-17,50/100 « 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. »

Press articles Fougas Maldoror 2011 en pdf

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