Peter Maude Fine Wines

2019, Château de Fonbel, SAINT-ÉMILION Grand Cru

$58

This 16 hectare property in the South of Saint Emilion is owned by the Vauthier family of Chateau Ausone.

Despite very reasonable pricing, it benefits hugely from the attentions of Mr Vauthier, regarded by some as the finest winemaker in St Emiliion, and represents quite simply some of the best-value St Emilion available today. Justerini & Brooks, London.

Vibrant ruby in the glass, with a nose of bright red and darker forest fruits. The palate is sweet, smoky and generous, with soft and integrated tannins. Charming and fleshy, this seamless and spicy wine should offer lots of early drinking pleasure. 16 Farr Vintners, London

Chateau de Fonbel 2019. Fresh fruit aroma and flavour with a savoury edge. Palate lively, juicy, with light, chalky tannins. 16 James Lawther MW.

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