2005 Chateau Fleur de Fonplegade
An intense, full bodied and well defined wine with a dramatically long finish, Château Fonplégade possesses deep purple color, sweet notes of red and black fruits and a hint of both crushed rock and new oak.
SApril 2008. Now owned by an American syndicate, this hillside property, not far from Angelus, has been completely renovated, and the quality has risen with each new vintage. The finest wine I?ve tasted over the last three decades is their 2005, which exhibits a dense purple color as well as a sweet nose of black currant and cherry jam intermixed with licorice, smoke, espresso roast, and scorched earth. Full-bodied with impressive concentration, a beautiful texture, and a long, 40+ second finish, this superb wine is unquestionably a sleeper of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2030.
CellarTracker Community Tasting NotesCommunity Tasting Notes (average 90.2 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 6 notes)
Vintage ChartRating for France-Bordeaux-Saint-Émilion: 99 (excellent)<br/><br/>Drinkability: too young, let it sit<br/>