Chateau Fonroque 2021 (En Primeur - Delivery 2024)

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Robert Parker
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Decanter
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James Suckling
SKU
CFON202110 UCAU
$97.00 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$97.00 Per item
Dispatch in Approx 6 Months
Château Fonroque wines are naturally rich and sophisticated. Clay provides power and depth. Limestone adds a distinct mineral character. Oaking is done minimally, with 30% aged in new large barrels and the remainder in either small barrels that have held at least one wine or small vats. The result is a wine focussed on fruit purity and finesse. The nose is vibrant, bursting with fresh red fruits, agrum, baking spice and violets. The palate is fresh and focussed, layered with delicious ripe plums, chocolate, cherries and liquorice. Very elegant, and will only improve with time.
Château Fonroque wines are naturally rich and sophisticated. Clay provides power and depth. Limestone adds a distinct mineral character. Oaking is done minimally, with 30% aged in new large barrels and the remainder in either small barrels that have held at least one wine or small vats. The result is a wine focussed on fruit purity and finesse. The nose is vibrant, bursting with fresh red fruits, agrum, baking spice and violets. The palate is fresh and focussed, layered with delicious ripe plums, chocolate, cherries and liquorice. Very elegant, and will only improve with time.

Scores & Reviews

93 / 100

Robert Parker

Supple and charming, the 2021 Fonroque is a medium to full-bodied, ample and enveloping wine redolent of cherries, blackberries, rose petals and licorice. Fleshy and charming, it's attractively layered, with supple tannins and a persistent finish.

92 / 100

Decanter

Lovely wildflowers and wild berry notes on the nose, smells charming. The fruit is crunchy and alive on the palate, really quite forward and playful, supported by the bright acidity and the tannins, with iodine, blood orange and a salty tang at the end. I like this, the initial taste is just so fun and balanced and the overall texture gives enough weight to see it through to a long finish. It remains focussed and quite linear but there's a joy to the tension here. A brilliant wine in 2021 with a clean, precise, cool, fresh finish that lifts rather than dips.

92 / 100

James Suckling

Crushed-stone, sliced-orange and black-cherry aromas and flavors. Medium body and fine tannins. Fresh finish. From organically grown grapes.