Peter Maude Fine Wines

2020, Château Fonbel, SAINT-ÉMILION Grand Cru

$30 ex. GST
$34.50 inc. GST
Estimated full landed price – $44.28

Bordeaux Blend: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc.

This is a little tight on the opening, bright fruit running underneath but clear austerity to the tannins, and touches of tobacco leaf and redcurrant fruits that feel a little strained. Enjoyable coffee smoke as it opens, and there is delicacy. First year of conversion to organic farming. Harvest September 14 to October 1.
Drinking Window 2022 - 2028. 89/100, Jane Anson, Decanter.

This 16 hectare property in the South of Saint Emilion is owned by the Vauthier family of Ausone. Wine-making is 30% in barrel and 70% in stainless steel. The pricing policy is always very reasonable. Farr Vintners, London. Floral-herbal Merlot; medium-full, fresh to lively, finely tannic; an attractive sweet core of fruit, nice length to taste, classy, subtle, with a long aftertaste, too. A delicious petit bon bon. 88-90 Michael Schuster, The World of Fine Wine.

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