Château Fonplégade

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend

9.1187 ratings
9.320 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
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

9.0

Shows very well already, endowed with juicy black fruits, licorice, espresso, great freshness, well integrated funk and massive, ceaseless tannins.

Shows very well already, endowed with juicy black fruits, licorice, espresso, great freshness, well integrated funk and massive, ceaseless tannins.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 23rd, 2016
Jessica Doyle

About last night

About last night

Feb 5th, 2017
Todd Abrams

2004. Advanced.

2004. Advanced.

Jul 13th, 2015
Craig Brown

Still young. Earthy aromas with leather and graphite. Dark blackberry fruit. Needs decanting. Medium plus tannins, medium plus acidity. Long finish.

Still young. Earthy aromas with leather and graphite. Dark blackberry fruit. Needs decanting. Medium plus tannins, medium plus acidity. Long finish.

Apr 4th, 2015
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

9.1

This one has turned the corner and living up to its promise. A heady, powerful, maximalist style. Lush black fruit, smoke, toast, and graphite. Though revealing today, still coarse on the edges and will reward another year of cellaring.

This one has turned the corner and living up to its promise. A heady, powerful, maximalist style. Lush black fruit, smoke, toast, and graphite. Though revealing today, still coarse on the edges and will reward another year of cellaring.

Jul 19th, 2014
Lauren Dickson

Easy drinking bordeaux, st emilion produces great reds with a lovely minerality and this one will trend towards the less mineral side. Drank on its own with an indie folk record (Houndmouth)

Easy drinking bordeaux, st emilion produces great reds with a lovely minerality and this one will trend towards the less mineral side. Drank on its own with an indie folk record (Houndmouth)

Apr 25th, 2018
Shay A
9.4

Weekly Wednesday Wine Committee and this was a special treat as not only was Weston from Montagu Wines in attendance, but Jason Moore, owner and winemaker for Modus Operandi Wines out of Napa. Blind format as always. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert.

WOW! What a showing! Most of the room guessed Napa Cab. Can’t believe this is Bordeaux. Nose had a lot of sweet fruit and oak on it. Blue and black fruit but in no way jammy. Great mineral focus. The perfect marriage of Napa and Bordeaux.

Weekly Wednesday Wine Committee and this was a special treat as not only was Weston from Montagu Wines in attendance, but Jason Moore, owner and winemaker for Modus Operandi Wines out of Napa. Blind format as always. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert.

WOW! What a showing! Most of the room guessed Napa Cab. Can’t believe this is Bordeaux. Nose had a lot of sweet fruit and oak on it. Blue and black fruit but in no way jammy. Great mineral focus. The perfect marriage of Napa and Bordeaux.

Apr 18th, 2018
Carol Sigman

Silky smooth sweet cherries and vanilla with a hint of espresso. One of the oldest vineyards in Saint Emilion. Call out to the man, lovingly called “The Boogeyman”, for the great Left Bank/Right Bank 2012 horizontal tasting recommendation this evening.

Silky smooth sweet cherries and vanilla with a hint of espresso. One of the oldest vineyards in Saint Emilion. Call out to the man, lovingly called “The Boogeyman”, for the great Left Bank/Right Bank 2012 horizontal tasting recommendation this evening.

Apr 15th, 2018
Pierre And Paula Soler

Light and tasty. Very smooth tannins

Light and tasty. Very smooth tannins

Jan 22nd, 2018
Chris Money

Earthy and smooth

Earthy and smooth

Nov 23rd, 2017