Ch. Faizeau Montagne Vielles Vignes 2003

Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

$28.00 $14.99
Save $13.01
Item No. 103217
  • red wine
  • RP89
  • ST88
  • WS88
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Critical Acclaim

"This top-flight estate, run by Dr. Alain Raynaud’s (of Quinault l’Enclos) sister, may be the finest vineyard in Montagne-St.-Emilion. It consists of 25 acres of old vine Merlot planted on a limestone/sand plateau. The average age of the vines is 50 years, although some were planted in 1904. The 2003 reveals figs, overripe black cherries, black fruits, scorched earth, and smoke characteristics along with marvelous fat and density. It is an up-front, in-your-face style of wine to drink over the next 5-8 years."
89 Points

"Beautiful plum and berry aromas here, verging on jammy. Full, soft yet chewy. Lots going on here. Big wine and slightly rustic. Best after 2009."
88 Points

"Good bright ruby-red. Very ripe aromas of red berries, licorice and earth; avoids the exotic excesses of this vintage on the right bank. Fat, rich and sweet, with hints of superripe berries, smoke, truffle and earth. Juicy, not at all flat. Finishes with substantial ripe tannins."
88 Points

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I'm trying to understand the Bored Doe wines. Left coast and Aussie wines have been my staple. I shared this with a friend and we both thought it was a good example of St. Emilion wine. Softer fruit than a California merlot and much more terrior in the flavor. The finish was a little shorter than I would like. But at the price, I put a few bottles in the cellar.
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Learn About St-Emilion

(saint eh-meel-YOHN) Medieval Village, Modern Wine A region named after the charming, quaint historical town in Bordeaux, St-Émilion is situated on the right bank of Bordeaux. It's grapes of choice are Merlot and Cabernet Franc (called Bouchet on the right bank). The region has its own classification system, updated and revised every few years. Two of the hottest chateaux...

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Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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Winemaker's Notes Made from old vines, this wine is a typical, smooth St. Emilion Bordeaux, showing great structure and good ...
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