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Château Fombrauge

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2023
93
Black cherries, flowers, chocolate covered plums , smoke, espresso, licorice and cherries create the perfume. The fruits are ripe, sweet, forward, and juicy with touches of chocolate, black raspberries, and cherries on the mid-palate, and in the finish. This should offer pleasure almost on release. The wine blends 90% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2027-2040. 92-94 Pts.

Black cherries, flowers, chocolate covered plums , smoke, espresso, licorice and cherries create the perfume. The fruits are ripe, sweet, forward, and juicy with touches of chocolate, black raspberries, and cherries on the mid-palate, and in the finish. This should offer pleasure almost on release. The wine blends 90% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2027-2040. 92-94 Pts.

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2022
93
Flowers, leafy herbs, chocolate covered plums, espresso, licorice and cherries create the perfume. Medium/full-bodied, round, and polished, the wine is already showing its layers of black cherries, and chocolate coated blackberries on the mid-palate and in the long, fruit-filled, polished finish. With its lush style, this will be approachable on release. The wine blends 71% Merlot and 29% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2023-2042. 92-94 Pts.

Flowers, leafy herbs, chocolate covered plums, espresso, licorice and cherries create the perfume. Medium/full-bodied, round, and polished, the wine is already showing its layers of black cherries, and chocolate coated blackberries on the mid-palate and in the long, fruit-filled, polished finish. With its lush style, this will be approachable on release. The wine blends 71% Merlot and 29% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2023-2042. 92-94 Pts.

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2021
92
Espresso, cocoa, black cherries and mint open the wine. On the palate, the wine is round, soft, creamy and open, with sweetness to the fruit that carries from start to finish. The oak has integrated nicely into the wine. Drink from 2024-2037.

Espresso, cocoa, black cherries and mint open the wine. On the palate, the wine is round, soft, creamy and open, with sweetness to the fruit that carries from start to finish. The oak has integrated nicely into the wine. Drink from 2024-2037.

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2020
93
Ripe, round, lush forward and fruity, the wine is packed with chocolately, plums, espresso and licorice from top to bottom. The rich, concentrated, layers of plush, polished fruits linger on your palate which is a good thing, as they are delicious. Drink from 2023-2040.

Ripe, round, lush forward and fruity, the wine is packed with chocolately, plums, espresso and licorice from top to bottom. The rich, concentrated, layers of plush, polished fruits linger on your palate which is a good thing, as they are delicious. Drink from 2023-2040.

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2019
92
Deeply colored, with little effort you find roses. chocolate, licorice, smoke, espresso cherries and black plums. Lush, round, soft and polished, there is freshness and length in the fruit-packed, chewy finish. The wine blends ,90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.

Deeply colored, with little effort you find roses. chocolate, licorice, smoke, espresso cherries and black plums. Lush, round, soft and polished, there is freshness and length in the fruit-packed, chewy finish. The wine blends ,90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.

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Dark in color with a blast of licorice, forest leaf, herbs, espresso and plums get you going. Rich, round, fruity, with layers of ripe, lusciously textured dark plums, licorice and smoke, all topped off with cocoa, the wine was made from blending 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. 90-92 Pts

Dark in color with a blast of licorice, forest leaf, herbs, espresso and plums get you going. Rich, round, fruity, with layers of ripe, lusciously textured dark plums, licorice and smoke, all topped off with cocoa, the wine was made from blending 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. 90-92 Pts

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2018
92
Smoky, with a strong dose of licorice, espresso, chocolate fudge, black cherry and plum, this is a concentrated, full-bodied, rich, supple textured wine with layers of ripe, juicy, mouth-filling fruits. Give it at least a few years in the cellar for the oak to better integrate. The wine was made from blending 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.

Smoky, with a strong dose of licorice, espresso, chocolate fudge, black cherry and plum, this is a concentrated, full-bodied, rich, supple textured wine with layers of ripe, juicy, mouth-filling fruits. Give it at least a few years in the cellar for the oak to better integrate. The wine was made from blending 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.

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Clearly the most concentrated vintage of Fombrauge ever produced, the wine is round, supple, sweet and charming. The fruit offers freshness with licorice, smoke and just an accent of cocoa. The amount of oak used to age the wine has been dramatically reduced. The wine was made from blending 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc and is aging in 40% new, French oak barrels. 91-93 Pts

Clearly the most concentrated vintage of Fombrauge ever produced, the wine is round, supple, sweet and charming. The fruit offers freshness with licorice, smoke and just an accent of cocoa. The amount of oak used to age the wine has been dramatically reduced. The wine was made from blending 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc and is aging in 40% new, French oak barrels. 91-93 Pts

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2017
90
Forward, soft, round and on the fresh side, this wine offers sweet, black cherries, licorice and dark chocolate. Made from a blend of 93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc, there is a bittersweet, cacao overtone floating in the juicy, red plum finish, adding more richness on the palate.

Forward, soft, round and on the fresh side, this wine offers sweet, black cherries, licorice and dark chocolate. Made from a blend of 93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc, there is a bittersweet, cacao overtone floating in the juicy, red plum finish, adding more richness on the palate.

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2016
90
Black raspberry jam, licorice and espresso are the key to the character here. Medium bodied, round and forward, this will offer delicious, ripe, fruity, black raspberry and red plum qualities with sweetness on release.

Black raspberry jam, licorice and espresso are the key to the character here. Medium bodied, round and forward, this will offer delicious, ripe, fruity, black raspberry and red plum qualities with sweetness on release.

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2016
92
Drinking just great today, the wine is lush, round, ripe, forward, concentrated, and easily focuses you on its chocolate-covered, black cherries, espresso, and licorice nose, and palate.

Drinking just great today, the wine is lush, round, ripe, forward, concentrated, and easily focuses you on its chocolate-covered, black cherries, espresso, and licorice nose, and palate.

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Smoke, licorice, incense and ripe red fruits let you know you are in for a treat. The wine is round, spicy, lush, polished, sweet and silky, with a chocolate covered cherry and licorice finish. Drink this now, or age it for 5 years, drinking it over the following decade.

Smoke, licorice, incense and ripe red fruits let you know you are in for a treat. The wine is round, spicy, lush, polished, sweet and silky, with a chocolate covered cherry and licorice finish. Drink this now, or age it for 5 years, drinking it over the following decade.

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Round, forward, soft, lush and polished in character, there is a sense freshness that keeps the wine on its feet, allowing the black cherry, cocoa, licorice, smoke and espresso filled wine to stand out in a crowd.

Round, forward, soft, lush and polished in character, there is a sense freshness that keeps the wine on its feet, allowing the black cherry, cocoa, licorice, smoke and espresso filled wine to stand out in a crowd.

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Forward, round and easy to drink, this wine displays its licorice, black cherry, smoke and espresso with ease.

Forward, round and easy to drink, this wine displays its licorice, black cherry, smoke and espresso with ease.

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2015
91
The wine easily shows of its nose of espresso, dark chocolate, licorice and ripe, fleshy, sweet, round black cherries. Richly textured on the palate, the wine leaves you with sweet, soft, polished, ripe, red fruits.

The wine easily shows of its nose of espresso, dark chocolate, licorice and ripe, fleshy, sweet, round black cherries. Richly textured on the palate, the wine leaves you with sweet, soft, polished, ripe, red fruits.

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Forward, soft, silky and lush, the wine shows off with its espresso, dark chocolate, licorice and ripe, fleshy, sweet, round black cherries with just a swirl. This is the best vintage Fombrauge has ever produced!

Forward, soft, silky and lush, the wine shows off with its espresso, dark chocolate, licorice and ripe, fleshy, sweet, round black cherries with just a swirl. This is the best vintage Fombrauge has ever produced!

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Already open and easy to drink, this forward, lush, round textured wine shows off with its espresso, dark chocolate, licorice and ripe, black cherry character with ease.

Already open and easy to drink, this forward, lush, round textured wine shows off with its espresso, dark chocolate, licorice and ripe, black cherry character with ease.

5,276 Views   Tasted
Spice box, flowers, licorice, smoke and black raspberries create the nose. In the mouth, this wine is supple, flashy and round, with loads of spicy, smoky, dark red fruits and espresso beans that carry through.

Spice box, flowers, licorice, smoke and black raspberries create the nose. In the mouth, this wine is supple, flashy and round, with loads of spicy, smoky, dark red fruits and espresso beans that carry through.

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2014
88
A licorice and black cherry-filled wine with a round, forward character and a slightly oaky finish. 88-90 Pts

A licorice and black cherry-filled wine with a round, forward character and a slightly oaky finish. 88-90 Pts

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2014
91
Showing just great today. The wine is fresh, bright and crisp with a racy edge to the yellow citrus and honeysuckle.

Showing just great today. The wine is fresh, bright and crisp with a racy edge to the yellow citrus and honeysuckle.

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2013
88
The smoky, licorice and jammy berry nose leads to a forward, medium-bodied, short finish with fresh red berries. 87-89 Pts

The smoky, licorice and jammy berry nose leads to a forward, medium-bodied, short finish with fresh red berries. 87-89 Pts

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2012
91
Packed with licorice, black cherry, cocoa, coffee bean and lush textures, this round, fat, forward styled wine delivers a fleshy, chocolate covered black cherry finish. 90-92 Pts

Packed with licorice, black cherry, cocoa, coffee bean and lush textures, this round, fat, forward styled wine delivers a fleshy, chocolate covered black cherry finish. 90-92 Pts

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2011
87
Light and forward, with an earthy, cherry and oak entry, this will be drinkable on release.

Light and forward, with an earthy, cherry and oak entry, this will be drinkable on release.

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Coffee, licorice, smoke, black raspberry and truffle scents lead to a soft, medium bodied wine ending with a cocoa covered black cherry finish. 88-91 Pts

Coffee, licorice, smoke, black raspberry and truffle scents lead to a soft, medium bodied wine ending with a cocoa covered black cherry finish. 88-91 Pts

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2010
90
Chocolate covered cherries, coffee and licorice sticks create the aromatics. Round, sweet and oaky, give this a few years in the cellar to allow the wood to better integrate. 90

Chocolate covered cherries, coffee and licorice sticks create the aromatics. Round, sweet and oaky, give this a few years in the cellar to allow the wood to better integrate. 90

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Minerals, coffee, cassis and spice aromas open to a medium bodied wine, elegant textures and a dark berry, cassis and fennel finish that was slightly marred by a hint of tartness. 89-91 Pts

Minerals, coffee, cassis and spice aromas open to a medium bodied wine, elegant textures and a dark berry, cassis and fennel finish that was slightly marred by a hint of tartness. 89-91 Pts

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2009
91
Fully mature, the wine is soft, round, fruity, smoky and easy to like. Lushly textured deep red fruits with a hit of espresso, earth, licorice and cocoa create the finish. You can enjoy this now for pleasure.

Fully mature, the wine is soft, round, fruity, smoky and easy to like. Lushly textured deep red fruits with a hit of espresso, earth, licorice and cocoa create the finish. You can enjoy this now for pleasure.

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A really nice wine here. Popped and poured late into the evening, the wine has an open, forward, corpulent, ripe, juicy personality. Lots of licorice, chocolate covered black raspberries, vanilla bean and plum. Drink it now for its hedonistic qualities, or age it for secondary characteristics. Produced from a blend of A blend of 77% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, from low yields of 27 hectoliters per hectare, the wine reached 15% ABV and does not display any sensation of heat. This is the best wine I've yet tasted from Fombrauge.

A really nice wine here. Popped and poured late into the evening, the wine has an open, forward, corpulent, ripe, juicy personality. Lots of licorice, chocolate covered black raspberries, vanilla bean and plum. Drink it now for its hedonistic qualities, or age it for secondary characteristics. Produced from a blend of A blend of 77% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, from low yields of 27 hectoliters per hectare, the wine reached 15% ABV and does not display any sensation of heat. This is the best wine I've yet tasted from Fombrauge.

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2008
89
Licorice, truffle, cocoa, black cherry and coconut aromas, soft, round, polished textures and an open, medium bodied, fennel, chocolate, plum finish are what you'll find in this well-priced St. Emilion wine.

Licorice, truffle, cocoa, black cherry and coconut aromas, soft, round, polished textures and an open, medium bodied, fennel, chocolate, plum finish are what you'll find in this well-priced St. Emilion wine.

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Light ruby in color with coffee, herbs and cherry aromas, this medium bodied wine finishes with an oaky, cherry finish with hints of green flavors. Drink this on the young side.

Light ruby in color with coffee, herbs and cherry aromas, this medium bodied wine finishes with an oaky, cherry finish with hints of green flavors. Drink this on the young side.

3,548 Views   Tasted
2007
87
Fully mature, medium bodied, with a truffle, licorice, herb and black cherry personality, this requires drinking sooner than later.

Fully mature, medium bodied, with a truffle, licorice, herb and black cherry personality, this requires drinking sooner than later.

3,444 Views   Tasted
2006
87
Licorice, stone, smoke, soil and plum aromas lead to a medium bodied wine. In the mouth, there is a dryness to the palate, with some hints of green olives in the red berry finish. Perhaps time will help the wine.

Licorice, stone, smoke, soil and plum aromas lead to a medium bodied wine. In the mouth, there is a dryness to the palate, with some hints of green olives in the red berry finish. Perhaps time will help the wine.

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2005
90
Smooth and soft, this medium bodied, round textures wine is open, and ready for drinking with a blast of oak, licorice, cocoa and cherries in the finish.

Smooth and soft, this medium bodied, round textures wine is open, and ready for drinking with a blast of oak, licorice, cocoa and cherries in the finish.

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Smoky red berries, black raspberry and licorice make up the perfume. Still young, the fresh, soft, cherry dominated wine has some tannin to resolve. Give it a few more years in the cellar before opening a bottle.

Smoky red berries, black raspberry and licorice make up the perfume. Still young, the fresh, soft, cherry dominated wine has some tannin to resolve. Give it a few more years in the cellar before opening a bottle.

3,679 Views   Tasted
Still young, with good color, the wine required air and coaxing before the licorice, jammy black raspberry, black cherry, coffee, cocoa and spice scents emerged. From an assemblage of 77% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, this full bodied, supple textured, St. Emilion wine demands a few more years of bottle age.

Still young, with good color, the wine required air and coaxing before the licorice, jammy black raspberry, black cherry, coffee, cocoa and spice scents emerged. From an assemblage of 77% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, this full bodied, supple textured, St. Emilion wine demands a few more years of bottle age.

5,158 Views   Tasted
2003
87
Medium bodied, oaky, with a licorice, jam and black cherry personality, this is past its best years and requires consumption.

Medium bodied, oaky, with a licorice, jam and black cherry personality, this is past its best years and requires consumption.

3,438 Views   Tasted
2000
90
Fully mature, this open, round, supple textured wine is filled with sweet, ripe, jammy berries, earth, cocoa, fennel, espresso, smoke and black cherries.

Fully mature, this open, round, supple textured wine is filled with sweet, ripe, jammy berries, earth, cocoa, fennel, espresso, smoke and black cherries.

3,816 Views   Tasted