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Chateau Fonplegade (Futures Pre-Sale) 2010

Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
  • RP 94
  • WE 92
  • WS 91
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RP 94
The Wine Advocate

Concentrated black fruits intermixed with spring flowers, some high class, subtle toasty oak, graphite and a touch of blackberry and cassis all jump from the glass of this dense, full-bodied, formidably endowed, massive wine. It needs a good 5-7 years of cellaring. This could turn out to be one of the longest-lived wines ever made at Fonplegade, lasting 25-30 or more years.
Rating: 94+

WE 92
Wine Enthusiast

Very jammy fruit, where the sweetness seems to dominate. It is accessible, the tannins open, opulent, with a ripe structure. It works though, as a rich wine.
Barrel Sample: 90-92 Points

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WS 91
Wine Spectator

Dark linzer torte and currant preserves notes are allied to a solid graphite spine and backed by a licorice-infused finish. Drink now through 2021.

Chateau Fonplegade

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Chateau Fonplegade, , France - Bordeaux
Chateau Fonplegade
For centuries, the vine rows of Chateau Fonplegade have been the source for some of Saint-Emilion’s most coveted winegrapes. Grown in ideal limestone and clay soils, and nourished in drier years by the deep under-ground water source that feeds the fountain of Fonplegade, their vines benefit from a harmonious relationship between the elements—a relationship that yields wines of uncommon grace and grandeur. As stewards of these cherished vine rows, they cultivate their vineyards using strict... View More