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Château Fonplégade Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru 2011

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Oak. Good balance. Concentrated, full of deep fruit and roasted aroma.

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Member Reviews for Château Fonplégade Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru

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Snooth User: Wine Unfiltered
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 05/20/2009

Oak. Good balance. Concentrated, full of deep fruit and roasted aroma.


Snooth User: Tic
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 08/12/2009

Three glasses


Snooth User: CENYC
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2001 04/09/2011

Old and fascinating but a bit flabby. It may be a year or so past its prime.


External Reviews for Château Fonplégade Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/09/2012

Since this estate was acquired by the Adams family of America, who hired consulting oenologist Michel Rolland, the quality has soared. The 2011 Fonplegade is another tour de force. It boasts an inky/blue/purple color in addition to copious notes of c... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Fonplegade 1500ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/08/2012

Planted to 90% merlot, 5% cabernet franc and 5% cabernet sauvignon on 18.5 hectares on the south hillside of St. Emilion. This bottling is sourced from the oldest vines on the property which date to 1954, planted in limestone, clay and sand. Purple c... Jeff Loo. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Fonplegade 1500ml


External Review
Vintage: 2008 01/14/2014

A major “sleeper of the vintage,” 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.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2008 03/22/2012

91% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc , and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged in new French oak. Deep ruby core with paler rim. Black cherry and spice aromas seem to spring from the glass. The palate packs an initial wallop of flavor, with ripe dark berry and subt... Eddie Wolowski. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Fonplegade 750ml


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Vintage: 2008 11/20/2013

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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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2006 09/22/2010

Another estate whose quality is being resurrected by a new owner, the 2006 Fonplegade boasts a deep ruby/purple hue as well as copious quantities of creme de cassis, black cherries, licorice, smoke, a... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2006 Fonplegade 750ml


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Vintage: 2005 01/17/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewRated 92Now 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 Ive 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.Wine Tasting NotesChateau Fonplegade possesses deep purple color with solid concentration throughout. Fills the nose with hints of fresh berries and delicate graphite. An intense, full bodied and well defined wine with a dramatically long finish, sweet notes of red and black fruits and a hint of both crushed rock and new oak.


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