2012 Magrez Fombrauge

Magrez Fombrauge

93Average Score
Red
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Scores & Notes
Average Score
93
Critic Notes

A luxury cuvee from the bigger estate of Chateau Fombrauge, this wine is a visionary project from Bernard Magrez along with his winemaking team and consultant Michel Rolland. This micro cuvee of 4,000 bottles, a blend of 59% Merlot and 41% Cabernet Franc, is another strong, successful effort. Although this wine saw its Cabernet Franc picked very late (October 17 and 18), it has no sense of overripeness, but a beautiful inky purple color and a sweet blueberry and blackberry nose intermixed with tar, graphite and some spicy oak. It is medium to full-bodied, elegant, pure, and while not the monster that its older siblings (2010, 2009 and 2005) were, it is still a big, rich, impressively concentrated St.-Emilion. Drink it over the next 15 or more years. Apr 2015, www.robertparker.com

Score: 93-/100Robert Parker

Wow. This is very, very well done for the vintage with lots of pretty fruit and polished tannins. Full and silky textured. Toned down from other vintages giving it more complexity. James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

Score: 92-93/100James Suckling
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Emilion
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Emilion
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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