Peter Maude Fine Wines
2020, Château Fonbel, SAINT-ÉMILION Grand Cru
$34.50 inc. GST
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.