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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Château de Fonbel

Region:

Bordeaux

Appellation:

St Emilion

Grape Blend:

Merlot | Cab. Sauvignon | Carmenere | Petit Verdot

Château de Fonbel, St Emilion Grand Cru, 2014

12x75cl £145.00

10 cases, 10 bottles

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Tasting Note:

This 16 hectare estate on the St Emilion plain has a sandy, gravelly terroir, but despite the humble situation, Fonbel produces some sensational wines - hardly surprising given that this is an Alain Vauthier estate. Produced from 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Carmenere and 5% Petit Verdot, this has a wonderfully wild fruit profile. Notes of crème de mûre, sweet exotic bramble, earthy minerals and vegetation leap from the glass. There is a bit more restraint on the palate, with leafy Cabernet Franc flavours and red berry fruit. It is a little bit rustic, but it is fun and possesses real energy and life. Give this a few years and it will be a great drink.

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