2009 Château de Fonbel, Grand Cru St-Emilion
Owned by the Vauthier family of Château Ausone fame, Fonbel is one of several 'junior' wines which share at least a resemblance to their more famous cousins. At a tasting in the partially-renovated château at Ausone itself it showed a taut, slightly herbaceous nose, but after that a lovely sweet palate, mid-weight powdery tannins and a long, very pretty finish. Good value.
From a client
Region & country
Saint-Emilion, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
25% Cabernet Sauvignon
7% Petit Verdot
Ready 2015 - 2022