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2019 Château Fonroque

Removed from a professional wine storage facility

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RATINGS

93-95Jeb Dunnuck

...offering a beautiful, full-bodied opulence paired with silky, polished tannins. It also has notable purity in its red and black fruits, spicy oak, and graphite aromas and flavors.

92The Wine Advocate

...aromas of blackberries, minty cassis, licorice and spices. Full-bodied, ample and enveloping, with a fleshy core of fruit, powdery tannins and lively acids, it's a rich, generous, demonstrative wine that remains nicely balanced.

92James Suckling

Ripe and perfumed nose of baked blueberries, cassis, cherries, chocolate, licorice and sweet spices. It’s full-bodied with ripe, firm tannins. Fleshy and plush with plenty of ripe blue fruit.

90Wine Spectator

Enticing, delivering plum sauce and blackberry preserve flavors, with singed vanilla and tobacco. Features a flash of anise on the finish. Solid. Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

90-92Vinous / IWC

...ripe, almost exotic bouquet with decadent red fruit, a little excessive perhaps...palate is medium-bodied with soft tannins, rounded and velvety in texture...

16.5+ Jancis Robinson

Very attractive spiciness and not too much sweetness. Good balance between fruit, acidity and tannin. Really racy, appetising wine.

REGION

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.