Fonbel 2019

RegionBordeaux
SubregionSt Emilion
ColourRed
TypeStill

This 16 hectare property in the South of Saint Emilion is owned by the Vauthier family of Ausone. Wine-making is 30% in barrel and 70% in stainless steel. The pricing policy is always very reasonable.


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Fonbel BT250120-160160 
Fonbel MG 175  
All prices exclude UK duty & VAT and all wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE.

Tasting Notes

The 2019 is a blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Carmenere. The wine will largely be aged in inox, with 30% in barrel. Vibrant ruby in the glass, with a nose of bright red and darker forest fruits. The palate is sweet, smoky and generous, with soft and integrated tannins. Charming and fleshy, this seamless and spicy wine should offer lots of early drinking pleasure. Tasted in Bordeaux.

Score: 16Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, May 2020

85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Carmenère. Barrel sample.
Fresh fruit aroma and flavour with a savoury edge. Palate lively, juicy, with light, chalky tannins. Simple but appetising. (JL)
Drink 2023 – 2030

Score: 16James Lawther MW, JancisRobinson.com, June 2020

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