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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, 2018

12x75cl £160.00

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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 estate is managed by the father and daughter team of Alain and Pauline Vauthier. Produced from 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Carmenère, the 2018 is simple but full of heady kirsch and wild cherry notes. The perfumed fruit continues on the palate - dark and juicy, with a more polished tannic profile than normal. Should be good value.

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