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Château Fombrauge

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2018 Château Fombrauge  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

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 Château Fombrauge  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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2016 Château Fombrauge Harmonie de Fombrauge  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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2016 Château Fombrauge  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

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.

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

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2015 Château Fombrauge  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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!

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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.

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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 Château Fombrauge  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

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

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2013 Château Fombrauge  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

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 Château Fombrauge  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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

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2011 Château Fombrauge  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 87

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

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2010 Château Fombrauge  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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

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2009 Château Fombrauge  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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% alcohol and does not display any sensation of heat. This is the best wine I've yet tasted from Fombrauge.

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2008 Château Fombrauge  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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.

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2007 Château Fombrauge  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 87

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

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2006 Château Fombrauge  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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2005 Château Fombrauge  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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.

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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.

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2003 Château Fombrauge  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 87

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

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2000 Château Fombrauge  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

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

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