Chateau Fombrauge Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2021 (En Primeur - Arrival 2024)

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James Suckling
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Decanter
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Robert Parker
SKU
CHFR202110 UCAU
$82.01 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$82.01 Per item
Dispatch in Approx 6 Months
*This price includes all shipping and taxes- due 2024* The estate had its first harvest in 1599, and has continued to evolve with the times, carefully crafting high quality wines. Ripeness maps have been created with the help of drones and a skilled team of 20 hand sort the grapes, carefully selecting only the highest quality. Cold-soaked in oak, stainless steel and concrete vats, then aged in oak barrels, 40% new. The wine expertly treads the line between power and finesse. The nose is dark and intense, with notes of blackberry pie, chocolate and vanilla, ripe plum and black cherry. The palate is medium to full-bodied, generous and plush. Fine tannins frame an inviting wine that is simply delicious.
*This price includes all shipping and taxes- due 2024* The estate had its first harvest in 1599, and has continued to evolve with the times, carefully crafting high quality wines. Ripeness maps have been created with the help of drones and a skilled team of 20 hand sort the grapes, carefully selecting only the highest quality. Cold-soaked in oak, stainless steel and concrete vats, then aged in oak barrels, 40% new. The wine expertly treads the line between power and finesse. The nose is dark and intense, with notes of blackberry pie, chocolate and vanilla, ripe plum and black cherry. The palate is medium to full-bodied, generous and plush. Fine tannins frame an inviting wine that is simply delicious.

Scores & Reviews

93 / 100

James Suckling

Perfumed and fresh with flowers, such as lavender and violets. Medium-bodied with fine tannins that are layered and refined in texture.

92 / 100

Decanter

Ripe, chewy and mouthfilling, this is on the plusher side in terms of fruit flavour but with a core of velvet-like, quite grippy tannins that take hold and support the fruit. Lashings of dark chocolate, liquorice, vanilla and a cinnamon edge giving a lovely nuance of spice while the juicy fruit flavours linger on top. A dark, savoury style with plenty going on but delivered with refinement and clarity. Certainly one of the bolder styles.

89 / 100

Robert Parker

Aromas of sweet cherries, berry preserves and Black Forest cake, framed by a lavish application of creamy new oak, introduce the 2021 Fombrauge, a medium to full-bodied, broad and textural wine that's supple and fleshy, with a rich core of sweet fruit and lively balancing acids. As usual, this is a generous, front-loaded, somewhat confectionary Saint-Émilion from Bernard Magrez, though it's well made in its style.