90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2018 Faugères Le Tigre is a tank-aged blend of 35% each Carignan and Grenache, plus 30% Syrah. Gorgeous scents of garrigue, cherries and raspberries appear on the nose, while the medium to full-bodied palate is supple and expansive, delivering waves of red fruit flavors accented by hints of thyme, rosemary and bay leaf. It's substantially more charming than the 2017 version."
"Carignan, Grenache, Syrah. Vines over 70 years old.
Faint hint of crushed petal on the nose, but little else. Full of clove essence … tastes like hibiscus tea and dianthus petals, raspberries and liquorice, mushrooms picked and still dank with the forest humus clinging to them. Chamois-soft tannins spliced with iron filaments. Dry, earthy and wonderfully peppery finish. Thoughtful, quiet, complex wine sitting on the more savoury side of the spectrum. 17/20 points. (TC)"
Vinous Reverie Notes
Chateau des Adouzes sits overlooking the village of Roquessels in the heart of the Faugeres appellation. Faugeres benefits from an unusual and specific geological history that compressed an ancient sea bed during the formation of the French Alps and the Pyrenees mountain ranges. The result is that the whole appellation is covered by schist rock. Schist is known for its capacity to drain excessive water during the heavy and sudden rainfalls Mediterranean climate receives. The cracks in the bedrock allow the vine roots to grow deep into the soil, which helps create balanced and powerful wines.