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Château Fonroque

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2023
90
Licorice, black cherries, and espresso blend in the nose, and on the medium-bodied, round, chewy, chocolatey, palate. There is a dryness to the finish, so allow it a bit of time for it to develop more softness, and it could be a better wine. Drink from 2027-2038. 89-91 Pts.

Licorice, black cherries, and espresso blend in the nose, and on the medium-bodied, round, chewy, chocolatey, palate. There is a dryness to the finish, so allow it a bit of time for it to develop more softness, and it could be a better wine. Drink from 2027-2038. 89-91 Pts.

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2022
91
Flowers, and spice grab your attention before you find the fresh, finesse styled, crisp red berries on the palate, with their purity, vibrancy and softness in their texture. The only drawback here is its lack of length. Perhaps with a bit of aging, the wine will gain more on the backend. Drink from 2025-2037. 90-92 Pts.

Flowers, and spice grab your attention before you find the fresh, finesse styled, crisp red berries on the palate, with their purity, vibrancy and softness in their texture. The only drawback here is its lack of length. Perhaps with a bit of aging, the wine will gain more on the backend. Drink from 2025-2037. 90-92 Pts.

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2021
90
Black cherries, cocoa and currant nuances open the wine. Medium-bodied, round and fresh, with the added complexity of oceanic influences set the tone for this wine. Drink from 2024-2036.

Black cherries, cocoa and currant nuances open the wine. Medium-bodied, round and fresh, with the added complexity of oceanic influences set the tone for this wine. Drink from 2024-2036.

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Finesse styled, medium-bodied, bright, crisp red berry oriented wine with sweetness and purity to the red fruits, as well as softness in its texture. The only drawback here is its lack of length. Perhaps with a bit of aging, the wine will gain more on the backend. Drink from 2024-2036. 88-90

Finesse styled, medium-bodied, bright, crisp red berry oriented wine with sweetness and purity to the red fruits, as well as softness in its texture. The only drawback here is its lack of length. Perhaps with a bit of aging, the wine will gain more on the backend. Drink from 2024-2036. 88-90

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2020
91
Flowers, red pit fruits, licorice and a touch of volatile acidity, not enough to mar the wine, but it seems to be part of its character. On the palate, the wine is a bit better with all of its soft, fresh, sweet, ripe, silky red fruits and refined endnote. Drink from 2023-2038.

Flowers, red pit fruits, licorice and a touch of volatile acidity, not enough to mar the wine, but it seems to be part of its character. On the palate, the wine is a bit better with all of its soft, fresh, sweet, ripe, silky red fruits and refined endnote. Drink from 2023-2038.

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Dark in color, with a fruit packed nose, the wine is round, lush, supple, silky and fresh, finishing with ripe, sweet, plums, cocoa and a nice touch of minerality that lingers. 91-93 Pts

Dark in color, with a fruit packed nose, the wine is round, lush, supple, silky and fresh, finishing with ripe, sweet, plums, cocoa and a nice touch of minerality that lingers. 91-93 Pts

1,731 Views   Tasted
2019
91
The nose comes through with its leafy floral, spicy nuances that mesh perfectly with all of its ripe, dark red fruits and hints of cocoa on the nose and on the medium-bodied palate. Fresh, vibrant, elegant and refined, the wine finishes with elegance, energy and lift. Drink from 2023-2034.

The nose comes through with its leafy floral, spicy nuances that mesh perfectly with all of its ripe, dark red fruits and hints of cocoa on the nose and on the medium-bodied palate. Fresh, vibrant, elegant and refined, the wine finishes with elegance, energy and lift. Drink from 2023-2034.

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Medium-bodied, forward, ripe, sweet and fruity with softness, lift and round tannins, this is even better than their 2018. 89-91 Pts

Medium-bodied, forward, ripe, sweet and fruity with softness, lift and round tannins, this is even better than their 2018. 89-91 Pts

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2018
90
Finesse styled, this is fresh, soft, sweet, silky and fruity with a medium-bodied, red berry filled core of fruits. This is already disarmingly easy to drink and yet, it should age and evolve quite nicely for at least 12-15 years.

Finesse styled, this is fresh, soft, sweet, silky and fruity with a medium-bodied, red berry filled core of fruits. This is already disarmingly easy to drink and yet, it should age and evolve quite nicely for at least 12-15 years.

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Flowers, black raspberries and a bit of truffle create the perfume, the wine is medium bodied with fresh cherries and mint on the palate. 88-90 Pts

Flowers, black raspberries and a bit of truffle create the perfume, the wine is medium bodied with fresh cherries and mint on the palate. 88-90 Pts

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2017
88
This medium-bodied wine starts out with sweet, ripe, red berries. Forward in style, the wine offers fruit on the palate but regrettably finishes short.

This medium-bodied wine starts out with sweet, ripe, red berries. Forward in style, the wine offers fruit on the palate but regrettably finishes short.

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2016
88
Medium bodied, bright, fresh and forward, the cherry core of fruits is fresh, clean and ready to go.

Medium bodied, bright, fresh and forward, the cherry core of fruits is fresh, clean and ready to go.

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Clearly, the best wine ever produced at Fonroque. The nose is complicated by hints of marzipan, black raspberry and stone. The wine is silky, fresh and fleshy with length and depth.

Clearly, the best wine ever produced at Fonroque. The nose is complicated by hints of marzipan, black raspberry and stone. The wine is silky, fresh and fleshy with length and depth.

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2015
89
Fresh, with loads of sweet, ripe, earthy, spicy red berries, earth and herbs, the wine is medium bodied and focused on its thyme and cherry personality. The property was sold to new owners just after the wine was bottled.

Fresh, with loads of sweet, ripe, earthy, spicy red berries, earth and herbs, the wine is medium bodied and focused on its thyme and cherry personality. The property was sold to new owners just after the wine was bottled.

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Quite fresh, bright and shiny, with loads of fresh, earthy, spicy red fruits, herbs and earth. Medium bodied and needing just a few years to develop, this is the penultimate vintage for Alain Moueix, who sold the property, just after the wine was bottled.

Quite fresh, bright and shiny, with loads of fresh, earthy, spicy red fruits, herbs and earth. Medium bodied and needing just a few years to develop, this is the penultimate vintage for Alain Moueix, who sold the property, just after the wine was bottled.

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2014
88
Licorice, herbs and cherries, this medium-bodied wine is elegantly styled with a fresh, light berry finish. 88-90 pts

Licorice, herbs and cherries, this medium-bodied wine is elegantly styled with a fresh, light berry finish. 88-90 pts

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2013
85
Herbs, cherry and olives are at the center of this light, spicy and bright red berry wine. 84-86 Pts

Herbs, cherry and olives are at the center of this light, spicy and bright red berry wine. 84-86 Pts

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2012
89
Medium bodied, fresh, bright, crisp, soft red fruits, licorice and earthy sensations are the hallmark of this wine. Give it a few more years to soften and develop more aromatic complexity. The wine was made from a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc.

Medium bodied, fresh, bright, crisp, soft red fruits, licorice and earthy sensations are the hallmark of this wine. Give it a few more years to soften and develop more aromatic complexity. The wine was made from a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc.

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2011
87
Soft, short and sweet, the bright, red fruit filled wine with a core of fresh strawberries will be drinkable on release.

Soft, short and sweet, the bright, red fruit filled wine with a core of fresh strawberries will be drinkable on release.

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2010
90
One of the first estates to embrace Biodynamic farming in St. Emilion produced wine focused on black raspberry, stone and fennel characteristics. Soft, polished and medium bodied, this can be enjoyed now, but it should be better after a few years in the bottle.

One of the first estates to embrace Biodynamic farming in St. Emilion produced wine focused on black raspberry, stone and fennel characteristics. Soft, polished and medium bodied, this can be enjoyed now, but it should be better after a few years in the bottle.

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2009
90
2009 Fonroque is filled with spicy dark berries and fennel. Medium to full bodied, with soft textures and a dark cherry filled finish. 90-92 Pts

2009 Fonroque is filled with spicy dark berries and fennel. Medium to full bodied, with soft textures and a dark cherry filled finish. 90-92 Pts

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2008
88
Medium bodied, fresh, bright, red berries are in full play here. There is an earthy, underbrush, thyme and floral character that adds nice complicated notes to the almost, crisp fruits.

Medium bodied, fresh, bright, red berries are in full play here. There is an earthy, underbrush, thyme and floral character that adds nice complicated notes to the almost, crisp fruits.

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2005
90
Already fun to drink, this blend of 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc produced a medium bodied, earthy, spicy, black cherry and raspberry filled wine that ends with an elegant, red berry finish.

Already fun to drink, this blend of 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc produced a medium bodied, earthy, spicy, black cherry and raspberry filled wine that ends with an elegant, red berry finish.

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