Chateau des Adouzes

Country of Origin: France
Location: Faugères, Languedoc
People: Bernard & Olivier Coste, Owners


Chateau des Adouzes 2018 'Le Tigre' Faugeres AOC Login JR 17/20 WA 90 In Stock

Château des Adouzes is a new estate for the Coste family. The Coste family own the renown rosé property Domaine Montrose in the Côtes de Thongue. Château des Adouzes dates back to the Middle Ages and consists of 100 acres of vines planted on excellent schist terroir. The Grenache and Carignan average 70 years old. Syrah is also planted.

Château des Adouzes sits overlooking the village of Roquessels in the heart of the Faugères appellation. Faugères 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.


  • Ch. des Adouzes 2018 'Le Tigre' Faugeres AOC
    Jancis Robinson
    Rating: 17/20 (4/30/2020)

    Tastes like hibiscus tea, raspberries and licorice, 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, complex wine sitting on the more savory side of the spectrum.
  • Ch. des Adouzes 2018 'Le Tigre' Faugeres AOC
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 90 (6/30/2020)

    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.