2015 de Fonbel



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£137.00
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Average critic rating : 90.38 points

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The 2015 de Fonbel is another intense wine from the Vauthier family. Plum, crème de cassis, menthol, violet and lavender notes are fused together in this super-expressive, unctuous Saint-Émilion. The 2015 is rich, exotic and super-concentrated, yet it has also retained striking freshness. This is yet another 2015 Bordeaux that is pure pleasure. The blend is 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Carménère and 5% Petit Verdot, done mostly in stainless steel, with about 30% oak. Apr 2016, www.Vinous.com

90-92

90-92

The 2015 Fonbel, which you might regard as the entry-level wine of the Vauthier family, is a blend of 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Carmenère and 5% Petit Verdot matured in stainless steel and French barrels (30% of the crop.) It has a straightforward, lavender-tinged bouquet with a chalky scent that becomes more apparent with aeration. It is a little tight compared to the 2015 Simard at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe tannin and a fine thread of acidity. Smooth with dark cherries, red plum and cassis notes, it exerts a pleasant grip on the finish. The class comes through in the mouth at the moment, but the aromatics will catch up during their élevage. Apr 2016, www.eRobertParker.com, Drink: 2019-2035

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Mid crimson. Fresh, relatively simple but very pleasing. Lively and lightish. Apr 2016, www.JancisRobinson.com, Drink: 2020-2028

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One of the few wines in Bordeaux to include Carmenère in the blend - although Alain Vauthier is not a huge fan of the grape - this is supple, textured and quite forward in style with sweet plum and raspberry fruit. Apr 2016, www.timatkin.com, Drink: 2020-2024



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