Château de Fonbel Grand Cru Saint-Emilion Bordeaux
Château de Fonbel Grand Cru Saint-Emilion Bordeaux

2015 Château de Fonbel Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

2015 Château de Fonbel Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
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The history of Château de Fonbel goes back to its acquisition by the Vauthier family in 1954. This wonderful cru, nestled near the medieval city of Saint-Emilion is one of the 3 properties managed by Alain and Pauline Vauthier who work every day at the production of exceptional wines. The family also owns the prestigious Premier Grand Cru Classé A Château Ausone, as well as Château Simard and Château Moulin Saint-Georges.
90-92/100Wine Advocate Parker:

The 2015 Fonbel, which you might regard as the entry-level wine of the Vauthier family, is a blend of 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Carmenère and 5% Petit Verdot matured in stainless steel and French barrels (30% of the crop.) It has a straightforward, lavender-tinged bouquet with a chalky scent that becomes more apparent with aeration. It is a little tight compared to the 2015 Simard at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe tannin and a fine thread of acidity. Smooth with dark cherries, red plum and cassis notes, it exerts a pleasant grip on the finish. The class comes through in the mouth at the moment, but the aromatics will catch up during their élevage.

Drink Date
2019 - 2035

Reviewed by Neal Martin
Issue Date: 28th Apr 2016
Source: 224, The Wine Advocate

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