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Château Fougas Maldoror 2012

Gold Medal
Bordeaux Competition Wines of Aquitaine 2014


Jancis ROBINSON – 17 April 2013

« Deep black cherry color. Spicy and pure cassis. Finely chewy, smoothed and fresh and an attractive pepperiness. Slight leafiness on the finish adds freshness. »

James SUCKLING – 13 April 2013

« Good fruit here with plums and blackberries. Medium body, with lovely tannins and a juicy finish. Made from organic grapes. »

Weinverstand, Typ 2 (Klassik)- Mai 2013

« Riecht nach Bitterschokolade und Kirsche, geradezu nach Schwarzwälder Kirsch, im Mund zeigt sich der Wein kraftvoll, körnig, leicht grün, aber auch saftig und mit guter Fruchtbegleitung, stramm gebauter, kompakter Wein. »

Le MONDE p. IV : Le Monde des vins – 8 May 2013

Score 15.5-16/20 « Jean-Yves Béchet always makes the appellation’s benchmark wine. Subtle oak supports honest fruit, magnificently lifted through to a vigorous, sound finish. »

Le POINT p. 44 – Jacques DUPONT – May 2013

« Red fruit, nice fruity palate, tense on the finish. Tannic wine that should mature well »

La Revue du Vin de France, Spécial 2012 Vintage p. 67 « Outstanding success »
(only five vineyards mentioned!) – June 2013

« A very intense wine. Soft oak supports honest fruit magnificently lifted through to a vigorous, sound finish »

Jean-Christophe ESTEVE – May 2013

Score 17.5/20 « Jean Yves Bechet runs his property using biodynamic viticulture and this is a perfect example of how successful ecological wine growing is in a challenging year. Blend: 75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet-Sauvignon. A remarkable wine made from a selection of the finest grapes. Open, vibrant nose of blackberry and cassis with refined toasted oak. Striking, gorgeous, full-bodied palate with abundant fruit and savoury balance. One of the top wines in the appellation. »

Primeurs 2012 Bordeaux – Canalblog

Score 88-89/100 « Good expression on the nose with fruit, flowers and a hint of oak. The palate is velvety, delicately fleshy and well-proportioned with a slender body lifted by fresh, expressive fruits. The finish is fresh with good grip, underscored by nicely expressive fruit. »

Terre de Vins n°35 p. 107 – Laure GOY – May/June 2015

Score 16.5/20 « Maldoror and its assembly express themselves with a lot of elegance. Balance adjutant between spices and concentration of ripe fruits, we put him at once in table. He will bring to it of the refinement. But always freshly, him not jam not, he unwinds his tannins in lightness and leaves a fresh mouth We shall give him a small game in winter, or a beautiful part of beef burned out in the beautiful days. And of time in cellar for the most patient. »

My Wines and More – Christer BYKLUM

« Ruby. Blueberries, fruity, scented, minerals, elegant nose, graphite notes. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, rounded, spicy, peppery finish. »

Guide Hachette des vins 2015 p.207

2** « Three quarters of Merlot, a quarter of Cabernet. In the glass almost black Bordeaux. Powerful and elegant bouquet, dominated by notes of very ripe blackberries underlined by a toasted wooded elegant man. The palace seems warm and fleshy, carpentered by tight tannins – but the wood does not dominate the fruit. The power and the harmony of a wine of accomplished guard. 2016-2024. »

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