Bordeaux

2016 Fayat

$533.94
6 x 750ml
Fayat combines the freshness of the vintage with beautifully deep, vibrant red fruits. Lovely persistency and elegance, showing restraint despite the 50% new oak. Merlot vines over 100 years old planted on gravel make up 10% of the blend, which overall is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. 3.7pH. Drinking Window 2025 - 2040 Read more
Critic Reviews
Expert Review
92 POINTS
Jane Anson - Decanter

Fayat combines the freshness of the vintage with beautifully deep, vibrant red fruits. Lovely persistency and elegance, showing restraint despite the 50% new oak. Merlot vines over 100 years old planted on gravel make up 10% of the blend, which overall is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. 3.7pH. Drinking Window 2025 - 2040

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92 POINTS
James Suckling

Rich and dark, blood-orange and red-fruit aromas with a deep-set array of quite ripe and rich tannins that carry well into the plum-soaked finish. Attractive build and depth here. Try from 2021.

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92 POINTS
James Molesworth - Wine Spectator

This has an exotic hint, with warm fig and boysenberry compote flavors forming the core, along with a healthy dose of licorice root, roasted apple wood and sweet tobacco notes. Features a slightly woodsy texture but the fruit keeps pace, ending with an echo of incense. Best from 2022 through 2031. 2,833 cases made.  –JM

Expert Review
91 POINTS
Bettane & Desseauve - Bettane & Desseauve

Trame flamboyante et démonstrative avec des tannins pulpeux et épicés sur une aromatique de liqueur de fruits noirs et un retour floral tout en fraîcheur.

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90 POINTS
Neal Martin - Wine Advocate

The 2016 Chateau Fayat has a clean and well-defined bouquet with black cherries and blackcurrant fruit, the oak nicely integrated and showing more sophistication than some of the wines from the noughties from this estate. The palate is medium-bodied with a slightly angular entry, a crisp line of acidity and fine salinity towards the finish. It might miss some of the length of its peers, but there is plenty of freshness and vigor on this Pomerol.

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Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

Licorice, smoke and cherry liqueur scents on the nose bring you to a medium bodied, red berry, olive-oriented wine. With a quick touch of herbs to complicate matters. The wine was made from a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc and reached 14% alcohol.

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Antonio Galloni MW - Vinous

The 2016 Fayat is deep, powerful and earthy. There is good depth to the jammy red fruit, but wilder, gamy notes detract from the wine's balance. I don't see a lot of charm today.

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René Gabriel - WeinWisser

17/20

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International Marketplace Product: Estimated dispatch from Sydney warehouse: Aug 30th, 2024


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