Laguna Cellar featuring Château Fombrauge, Saint-Emilion, Grand Cru Classé, Bordeaux
Laguna Cellar featuring Château Fombrauge, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux

Château Fombrauge 2016

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• Domaine: Château Fombrauge
• Appellation (AOC): Saint-Emilion
• Classification: Grand Cru Classé, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux
• Origin: Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
• Importer: Laguna Cellar

Tasting Notes

"Medium garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Fombrauge sings of lively kirsch, baked black cherries and warm plums notes plus touches of potpourri, cigar box and garrigue. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the mouth with decadent red and black fruit preserves, structured by velvety tannins and finishing with fantastic length." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, (11/30/2018, Interim Issue), Ratings: 92, Drink: 2020-2031

"The 2016 Fombrauge is a blend of 93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc picked from 30 September to the 22 October, clearly more expressive on the nose compared to the 2016 Magrez-Fombrauge with attractive blackberry, raspberry coulis and cold stone aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, linear but fresh with a grippy, slightly tarry finish that lingers in the mouth. It needs to find a little more "lightness" in terms of personality rather than intensity, perhaps not take itself quite so seriously. But I still find much to enjoy here and I look forward to tasting it in bottle. Tasted twice with consistent notes." - Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, (4/28/2017, Issue 230), Ratings: 91-93, Drink: 2020-2040

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