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    Chateau Fonroque 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends - St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

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    • RP90
    • WS90
    Price: $44.99
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    Professional Ratings: 90 Wine Spectator, 90 The Wine Advocate

    Region: St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Green Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Item no. 100722

    Winemaker's Notes:

    A very dark red hue with garnet tinges. The colour is deep with beautiful vividness. It is relatively expressive on the nose with aromas of blackberry, liquorice and sweet spices. The wine is rich and smooth with pleasantly plump tannin and velvety-smooth texture.?Despite tremendous concentration, the wine remains elegant and expresses the minerality of its terroir whilst preserving lovely freshness.

    The finish is extremely stylish and promises good balance for ageing.

    Ageing potential: between 3 and 40 years!

    Critical Acclaim:

    Blackberry, mineral and licorice aromas follow through to a medium-to-full body, with a silky-textured palate and a fresh, racy finish. Balanced and pretty. Hard not to drink now. Best after 2011. 6,390 cases made.

    90 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Alain Moueix, who farms this vineyard biodynamically, has lowered yields considerably and tamed the rustic tannins and muscular style that had been trademarks for many decades. The medium to full-bodied 2005, a blend of 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc, offers beautiful notes of kirsch liqueur, loamy soil, spice box, licorice, and roasted herbs, substantial but sweet tannin, good acidity, and a long finish. It should evolve for two decades.

    90 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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