Le Merle de Peby Faugeres 2016
Fans of Ch璽teau Faug癡res and P矇by-Faug癡res, owned by perfume designer and owner of Lalique crystal, Silvio Denz, might be expecting an atomic bomb in a glass from the 2018s. But there was an obvious, concerted choice to pull back on the ripeness this year. Not to say that the wines are shrinking violets?ardly?ut at 14.5% alcohol in a year that a lot of Right Bank properties are facing alcohol of 15% or more, this is certainly more restrained than usual. And it pays off. The wines maintain all the richness fans will expect, with lovely vibrancy and freshness. Bravo!