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Château de Fonbel




St Emilion

Grape Variety:

Merlot Cabernet

Château de Fonbel, St Emilion Grand Cru, 2018

12x75cl £160.00

10 cases, 5 bottles £13.33 per bottle

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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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