Château de Fonbel

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend

8.812 ratings
8.92 pro ratings
St. Émilion, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Blend of Merlot with 5% Carmenere and 5% Petit Verdot. Deep Ruby with aromas of red berry fruits, floral and spice notes. On the palate flavors of ripe cherry and raspberry with dried flower and baking spice. Fine tannins on medium finish ending with a fruit character, good to drink now!

Blend of Merlot with 5% Carmenere and 5% Petit Verdot. Deep Ruby with aromas of red berry fruits, floral and spice notes. On the palate flavors of ripe cherry and raspberry with dried flower and baking spice. Fine tannins on medium finish ending with a fruit character, good to drink now!

Jun 25th, 2022
Stefan Dolhain

2015 vintage. Owned by the Vauthier family (Ausone, Moulin Saint Georges and La Clotte). A blend of 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and interestingly 5% Carnenere and 5% Petit Verdot. Seriously reduced, I wildly double-decanted the wine, and struggled with the nose for over an hour before it finally started to shine. My patience was rewarded as the beast miraculously turned into some kind of a beauty. Ripe red fruit, violets and a mineral touch.

2015 vintage. Owned by the Vauthier family (Ausone, Moulin Saint Georges and La Clotte). A blend of 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and interestingly 5% Carnenere and 5% Petit Verdot. Seriously reduced, I wildly double-decanted the wine, and struggled with the nose for over an hour before it finally started to shine. My patience was rewarded as the beast miraculously turned into some kind of a beauty. Ripe red fruit, violets and a mineral touch.

Sep 22nd, 2021
Chris Edge

Very pleasant wine at fathers day luncheon

Very pleasant wine at fathers day luncheon

Jun 19th, 2022
Ray Vanderhoff

Violet aromas and Blue and Blackberry fruit flavors. Large amount of mineral and reasonably smooth tannins. Hints of leather and tobacco.

Violet aromas and Blue and Blackberry fruit flavors. Large amount of mineral and reasonably smooth tannins. Hints of leather and tobacco.

Apr 21st, 2019
Richard Rosensweig

Tannins from two years ago have melted away. The wine is now rounded out with powerful violets on the nose and palate. Chewy purple fruit with hints of leather. Wet stone noted in prior tastings has receded. It will be interesting to see over the next few years whether this is the peak or not.

Tannins from two years ago have melted away. The wine is now rounded out with powerful violets on the nose and palate. Chewy purple fruit with hints of leather. Wet stone noted in prior tastings has receded. It will be interesting to see over the next few years whether this is the peak or not.

Feb 10th, 2019
Patrice Conxicoeur

Patrice had this 9 months ago

Patrice had this 9 months ago

Nov 24th, 2021
Diederick Swagemakers

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Diederick had this 3 years ago

Mar 23rd, 2019
Edward Macdonald

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Edward had this 4 years ago

Jan 6th, 2019
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Mar 18th, 2018
Eric Massa

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Eric had this 5 years ago

Feb 19th, 2018