Chateau Fombrauge Saint Emilion 2016 Half Bottle

Item
958541
Size Pack
375 ml
$17.99
Case of 12
$194.29

Details

Dark raspberry, black cherry, plum, chocolate, smoke, wildflowers and exotic spices are some of the many notes that infuse the 2016 Fombrauge. Ripe, powerful and voluptuous, it offers a striking interplay of intense dark fruit and aromatic freshness. The purity of the flavors is compelling. A move toward fermenting more of the juice in cement and using less new oak during aging is having a noticeable influence on the evolution of Fombrauge away from a wine of pure power and toward a Saint-Émilion that displays more finesse than in the past. -Antonio Galloni, Apr 2017
Reviewed by: Vinous
- 91-94 pts

The 2016 Fombrauge is a blend of 93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc picked from 30 September to the 22 October, clearly more expressive on the nose compared to the 2016 Magrez-Fombrauge with attractive blackberry, raspberry coulis and cold stone aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, linear but fresh with a grippy, slightly tarry finish that lingers in the mouth. It needs to find a little more lightness in terms of personality rather than intensity, perhaps not take itself quite so seriously. But I still find much to enjoy here and I look forward to tasting it in bottle. Tasted twice with consistent notes. -Neal Martin, Apr 2017
Reviewed by: The Wine Advocate
- 91-93 pts
  • Type Red Wine
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Area Bordeaux
  • Region Saint Emilion

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