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Fonplegade St Emillion Grand Cru 2008

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

Saturated medium ruby. Aromas of blackberry, kirsch, violet and dark chocolate, along with some tarry high tones. Densely packed and impressively concentrated, with fine-grained flavors of sweet dark cherry, currant and graphite. Offers surprising lift in the middle palate and finishes with broad, chocolatey tannins. This has the density to evolve in bottle for 10 or 15 years.

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Region: France » Bordeaux » Saint-Emilion

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Color: Red
Variety: Bordeaux Blend
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External Reviews for Fonplegade St Emillion Grand Cru

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/04/2012

Saturated medium ruby. Aromas of blackberry, kirsch, violet and dark chocolate, along with some tarry high tones. Densely packed and impressively concentrated, with fine-grained flavors of sweet dark cherry, currant and graphite. Offers surprising lift in the middle palate and finishes with broad, chocolatey tannins. This has the density to evolve in bottle for 10 or 15 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

A major andldquo;sleeper of the vintage,andrdquo; the 2008 offers fabulous aromas and flavors of black currants, black cherries, loamy soil, graphite and earth. Dense and supple textured with abundant fat and concentration in its medium to full-bodied, complex, evolved personality, it should drink well for 15+ years.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
05/19/2011

An intense, full bodied and well defined wine with a dramatically long finish, Chateau Fonplegade possesses deep purple color, sweet notes of red and black fruits and a hint of both crushed rock and new oak.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/04/2012

A major ldquo;sleeper of the vintage,rdquo; the 2008 offers fabulous aromas and flavors of black currants, black cherries, loamy soil, graphite and earth. Dense and supple textured with abundant fat and concentration in its medium to full-bodied, complex, evolved personality, it should drink well for 15+ years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
08/19/2014

This is inviting, with delicious raspberry ganache, cherry reduction and sweet spice notes all pushed by racy licorice and toast. The slightly firm, muscular finish should stretch out with a touch of cellaring. Drink now through 2015.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
08/10/2014

[Barrel sample] Very jammy fruit, where the sweetness seems to dominate. It is accessible, the tannins open, opulent, with a ripe structure. It works though, as a rich wine.



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