Château Fombrauge

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend

9.237 ratings
9.19 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
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director, Red Lion Inn

9.1

Still a v. Powerful St Emilion.

Still a v. Powerful St Emilion.

Dec 25th, 2020
Duane Mason

Nice wine. Beautiful for the price. Several years of age worthy now and for the next 5 years.

Nice wine. Beautiful for the price. Several years of age worthy now and for the next 5 years.

Apr 24th, 2018
Scorewine

Wine writer http://www.israelwines.co.il

8.9

A lovely Bordeaux still very young despite is 10 years of age, lovely tempting deep garnet color, inviting aromas of cassis, black current, black peeper, black cherries, coffee, vanilla and earthiness, a full elegant body with firm dry tannins, the oak is still very present and needs a few more years to open up, acidity is lovely and finish is long and complex. A good Saint Emilion, from a truly successful vintage. My score 89, drink to 2024

A lovely Bordeaux still very young despite is 10 years of age, lovely tempting deep garnet color, inviting aromas of cassis, black current, black peeper, black cherries, coffee, vanilla and earthiness, a full elegant body with firm dry tannins, the oak is still very present and needs a few more years to open up, acidity is lovely and finish is long and complex. A good Saint Emilion, from a truly successful vintage. My score 89, drink to 2024

2 people found it helpfulDec 4th, 2015
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director, Red Lion Inn

9.2

Rich, solid saint emilion. Luscious.

Rich, solid saint emilion. Luscious.

1 person found it helpfulOct 16th, 2016
Dylan York

2005 Château Fombrauge Grand Cru Saint-Emilion - Perfect time to open this @llamainnnyc tonight. Well balanced, cerebral and complex. Drink now or hold for 5 more.

2005 Château Fombrauge Grand Cru Saint-Emilion - Perfect time to open this @llamainnnyc tonight. Well balanced, cerebral and complex. Drink now or hold for 5 more.

Jul 31st, 2016
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director, Red Lion Inn

9.6

Oaky. Strong. Full bodied. Serious. Thank you!

Oaky. Strong. Full bodied. Serious. Thank you!

May 11th, 2014
Paul DeVerna

Dense & dark. Still needs some time to resolve. Modern style.

Dense & dark. Still needs some time to resolve. Modern style.

Mar 18th, 2014
Ron Siegel

Nice drinking Bordeaux, fully mature that is a good QPR.

Nice drinking Bordeaux, fully mature that is a good QPR.

Jan 11th, 2022
Ron Siegel

This has really developed into a classy Bordeaux that was a great buy at $32 on release. Showing notes of blackberry, plum, mocha, savory spice, underbrush, earth & tobacco.

This has really developed into a classy Bordeaux that was a great buy at $32 on release. Showing notes of blackberry, plum, mocha, savory spice, underbrush, earth & tobacco.

Dec 10th, 2021
Ron Siegel

Purchased 8 cases of this on release. Amazing QPR at $32 drinking well showing lots of berry , cassis fruits, leather, vanilla spice, mocha & tobacco. Still youthful with many years left to drink the remaining 54 btls. 😜

Purchased 8 cases of this on release. Amazing QPR at $32 drinking well showing lots of berry , cassis fruits, leather, vanilla spice, mocha & tobacco. Still youthful with many years left to drink the remaining 54 btls. 😜

Jul 28th, 2021