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.

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  • Region & country
    Saint-Emilion, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    65% Merlot
    25% Cabernet Sauvignon
    7% Petit Verdot
    3% Carménère
  • Maturity
    Ready 2015 - 2022
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2009 Château de Fonbel, Grand Cru St-Emilion

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