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Château Fonbadet

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2018 Château Fonbadet  (Pauillac) 92

Full-bodied and loaded with dark, red berries, wet earth, forest leaf and crème de cassis, this wine has body, Pauillac character, freshness and a round finish exploding with juicy, peppery, sweet red fruits. 91-93 Pts

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2017 Château Fonbadet  (Pauillac) 91

Cedar, tobacco and crisp, bright, fresh red fruits lead off the nose. Medium bodied, soft textured, forward and easy drinking, this wine has charisma and early drinkability.

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2016 Château Fonbadet  (Pauillac) 93

Deep in color, the wine serves up its blend of cedar, smoke, tobacco, spearmint, cassis and blackberry readily. The wine is full bodied, powerful and long, with roundness to the tannins and length that does not quit. Leave this in the cellar for 7-9 years and enjoy it for the next 10-15 or 20 years after that!

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With a fleshy, cassis, blackberry, licorice, espresso and smoke profile, there is far more richness here than usual. This is the third vintage for Michel Rolland at the property but it's the first year where you really sense a difference. If the wood integrates this will be an even better wine.

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2015 Château Fonbadet  (Pauillac) 90

Medium bodied, forward and already showing some signs of secondary notes with its tobacco tinted, bright red fruits. The wine only needs a few years in the cellar to soften before its sweet cassis profile expands and softens.

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Crisp red fruits, medium-bodied with a good amount of tannins and cassis in the strict finish. 86 - 88 Pts

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2014 Château Fonbadet  (Pauillac) 87

With a heady perfume of black current in the aromatics, this wine is medium-bodied, fresh, crisp and classically styled with a hearty dose of cedar in the finish. 86-88 Pts

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2012 Château Fonbadet  (Pauillac) 85

Without fault, or excitement, this easy to drink, light, Pauillac is forward and ready for near term drinking.

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2010 Château Fonbadet  (Pauillac) 87

A lighter style of Pauillac, medium bodied, with cassis, dark berries and tobacco. With its soft tannins, this is a Pauillac to enjoy young. A few more years will add some complexity to the wine.

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2009 Château Fonbadet  (Pauillac) 86

Light, easy to drink, affordable Pauillac without faults and a spicy, cassis and cedar personality.

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2005 Château Fonbadet  (Pauillac) 87

Medium bodied, lighter style of Pauillac without fault, not not very interesting once past its tobacco, cassis and cranberry character. This is not a wine to age. Drink up.

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2000 Château Fonbadet  (Pauillac) 86

Light ruby in color, this is already fully mature. Tobacco, earth and some cassis, medium bodied and a light, red fruit finish. This should be drunk up sooner than later.

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