SAINT EMILION GRAND CRU - CHATEAU FONBEL 2015

ZBXR-BFCFSE15
$35.80
SAINT EMILION GRAND CRU - CHATEAU FONBEL 2015
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80% Merlot 15% Cabernet Franc, 5 % Cabrnet Sauvignon.  Ownership: Alain Vauthier, proprietor of Chateau Ausonne and Chateau Moulin Saint-Georges. This wine shows the superb qualities of the 2015 vintage (and the family Vauthier). Very bright fruit with cherries; the wine is showing ripe, but nothing is too ripe, because the backbone with is brilliant acidity keeps everything fresh. The balance is impeccable, but a warning: give this wine lots of air!

A firm and silky red with plum and berry character. Medium body, bright acidity and an orange-peel undertone...
Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Fonbel—composed mainly of Merlot with splashes of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carménère.  Deep garnet wine, classic red fruit, black fruit, jaminess, cinnamon, mint, licorice. Juicy wine, has potential for ageing. Leather and cigars on the nose. Earth and black fruit on the palate. Moves to moderate finish


92 points:James Suckling