Produced on a gravel soil, the wines are endowed with a solid tannic structure. Rich in color, full-bodied yet delicate, they have elegance, charm and a generous bouquet, and are at their best 2-7 years after the vintage. Like the Classified Growths of the Médoc, the wines come from a vineyard of sufficient size and heterogeneity to allow for a rigorous selection. With this objective, a second selection is made at the time of blending to create a second wine, Château Fournas-Bernadotte.
International Wine Cellar(2005 Vintage) Good bright ruby-red. High-pitched aromas of raspberry, flowers and mint. Cool, juicy and leanish but with good lift to the pure red fruit flavors. Ultimately conveys a rather austere impression, with the finish showing a tart quality and firm tannic spine. The team did a shorter than normal maceration at cool temperature in search of a fruity wine. Perhaps a bit undernourished.