Nose of cherry, blueberry, smoke, earth, and hint of cedar. On the palate, morello cherry, leather, tar, with long, dry finish. Give it another 5-10 years to shine.
4/23/9/5/5 +50 = 96 pts , but needs time
Special wine geek note. This was tasted along with the 2009 pontet, and the 2000 Dominus. This was the best of the lot. Sorry, no pics — 8 days ago
Oak. Black currant. Mid body. 04 still tannic. Spicy in 30 min. Earthy. Smooth over 1 hour. Leather and matured flavor showed more than 2 hours. 2004 @2375, xiaduo, 220623-220625 — 5 days ago
Wayne Bordeaux. Had the 67 last year, now the 04 yas — 36 minutes ago
Still very drinkable, opens a bit musty but decanted soon looses that to bright cherry and fruit with a long lingering mid-pallet and leather, tobacco notes on the finish. Still good - no matter what the drinkability charts may show!! — 8 days ago
Tasted blind. Deep amber tawny color with a powerful nose. Exotic. Notes of red cherries, old cedar desk, plum, mint/menthol, cinnamon, and a little molasses. Tannins fully resolved, leaving silky juice that got better and better over the evening. At first this seemed like it was a bit past its prime, but with a ton of air over the day/night, this powered up and reminded us it's one of the best bottles of grape juice ever made. Ethereal is perhaps the best word to describe the experience. Thanks Murray! — 15 days ago
Château Fonbadet Pauillac 2017: Medium-full bodied. Nice balance. Good acidity and approachable tannins. Bursting black fruits. Plum. Leather. Vanilla. Oak. Medium plus finish. Consisting of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot, the youthful Bordeaux blend produces great fruit concentration with nice length & elegance. All in all, a respectable young (a good cellar candidate) yet very enjoyable wine. Cheers🍷 — 17 days ago