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2018 Chateau Faugeres Calice de Faugeres Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

2018 Chateau Faugeres Calice de Faugeres Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

We thought this one might overdeliver and it does. This is a great Costco wine find. We’re big Bordeaux fans, and for $20, this is a score.

Online the price seems to be closer to the $28 range, so it appears Costco’s bringing it in at a competitive buy. Suckling has gone in the low 90’s on some of the prior vintages. And as far as Bordeaux vintages go, 2018 is one of our favorites.

Calice de Faugeres

Since this wine hails from the right bank of Bordeaux (Saint Emilion) it will be Merlot dominated as indicated on the back label. Likely smaller parts Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

The more we taste this one, the more boxes it checks. The wine starts with lovely aromas of dark fruit, herbs and spice; it is medium plus in body with good acidity; flavors of cherry, plum, and vanilla notes; dusty and dry in the finish.

Calice de Faugeres

The first word that comes to mind in summarizing this one is elegant. It’s just a delicate, well made, well balanced Bordeaux that we can really get behind. 91 points from us with a big thumbs up. Rating: 91 points (a Costco Wine top pick)

Costco item number: 1422690

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Kennesaw)

Alc. 14.5%

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Sunday 11th of December 2022

Just found this at my local Costco (sioux falls, sd) for 9.97. I might have to go back next weekend for a half case if it's still there.


Sunday 18th of December 2022

@Marc, I found this wine at my local Costco in La Vista NE but it's the normal price there.


Thursday 20th of October 2022

Looks like a very nice wine. None of the Costco's my area, Western Massachusetts + Northern Connecticut have it or could say if would ever be available. I couldn't even find it online.

Todd Ross

Wednesday 19th of October 2022

It's quite disappointing, but NONE of the wines on your blog appear in my local San Diego Costco. I wish you could cover more regional area than just Augusta, GA.


Wednesday 19th of October 2022

Many of the wines featured are not available at any of the local Costco’s in my area (Twin Cities. I’ve asked a number of times). Too bad as I’ve had to revert to another Big Box Retailer to buy.

Joe Roberts

Monday 17th of October 2022

I occasionally shop at a Costco store in another town with a larger wine selection and I had noticed this wine last time I was there (It's not in my local Costco.) So the other day while in that town I bought a couple bottles, and was glad I did. For the $20 it's a damn nice Bordeaux. I'm tempted to buy 6 bottles and put them in the cellar, bringing one out each year for the next six. That would be a treat---- thanks for your recommendation!


Wednesday 19th of October 2022

@Joe Roberts, Man turns his back on his Bordeaux, he ain't no good. Leo

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