39 Ratings
Chateau Fombrauge Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

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Wine Description

(2006 Vintage) "More structured, tannic, and backward than usual, without the flesh and opulence of vintages such as 2005, 2001, and 2000, this blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc exhibits a saturated ruby/purple color as well as notes of graphite, black raspberries, cherries, and currants. There is plenty of noticeable new oak, but the wine possesses enough structure and concentration to handle the wood. I suspect malolactic had recently been completed as this 2006 was not easy to assess. Give it 4-5 years of cellaring, and drink it over the following 15-20..89-92" WA 5/07

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (2010 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/17/2013
  • Robert Parker
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/21/2012
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2005 Vintage) Red-ruby. Sweet aromas of black raspberry, currant and mocha. Fat, lush and stuffed with fruit. The black raspberry and mocha flavors are seriously chewy. A very successful vintage for this wine, as even the cabernet sauvignon grapes on this cold clay soil ripened thoroughly.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2005 Vintage)
  • Robert Parker
    (2005 Vintage)