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2012 Château Fonroque

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May 10, 2020 - $29



90Robert M. Parker Jr.

An outstanding effort from Moueix, the wine offers up loads of black cherries, blackcurrants, subtle loamy, earthy undertones, medium to full-bodied texture, sweet tannin and a long finish.

17Jancis Robinson


France, Bordeaux, St.-Émilion

Saint-Émilion is on the east side of the Dordogne River. At 13,400 acres it is one of Bordeaux’s largest appellations, and perhaps its most picturesque. It is also home to what has been called “the garagiste” movement of upstart, tradition-defying winemakers who produce artisanal wines in styles that are unconventional for the appellation. The village of Saint-Émilion dates from the middle ages and it sits on low hills, surrounded by ancient walls. Like its neighbor Pomerol, Saint-Émilion was not included in the famous Bordeaux classification system of 1855. But a century later a ranking system was put in place, and unlike the classification system for the Medoc, the Saint-Émilion system is reviewed every ten years, meaning that estates can be upgraded or downgraded. There are three rankings: Grand Cru Classé, Premier Grand Cru Classé B and Premier Grand Cru Classé A, with the final ranking being the best. Such legendary Saint-Émilion estates as Châteaux Ausone and Cheval-Blanc are Premier Grand Cru Classé A, along with Châteaux Pavie and Angélus, both added to the classification in 2012. Wines in this appellation are primarily Merlot, mixed with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.


2012 Château Fonroque

Winemaker's tasting notes: Deep garnet color. The nose is complex marked by black fruits mixed with floral notes. Very subtle woody notes complete it. On the palate, there is a sweet and lively attack and velvety mouth feel. The finish is very fresh, coated and persistent on a bright fruit finish with mineral notes.

85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon