ready-improve2015 Château de Fonbel, St Emilion

Product: 2015-0750-00-1010237
  • Wine Advocate
  • James Suckling
  • Ready, but will improve


Made by the same team as the legendary Ch. Ausone, it is hardly surprising that Fonbel's 2015 is so tasty. It is a super wine in its class. Creamy, rich and bright on the nose, the polished lick of oak provides a peppery edge. Ripe, plummy Merlot fruit is in the ascendency, held in check by a crisp acidity and well-judged tannins.

The pure nose of plums and smoky black fruit leads seamlessly onto a finely textured palate. Lovely length and fruit on the finish, this is a really great wine for the table five years from the vintage.

Blend: 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Carménère, 5% Petit Verdot

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[] Wine Advocate:: 90-92/100
[] James Suckling:: 92-93/100