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Château Fonroque

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2018 Château Fonroque  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 89

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 Château Fonroque  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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2016 Château Fonroque  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

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.

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2015 Château Fonroque  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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.

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2014 Château Fonroque  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

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 Château Fonroque  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 85

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 Château Fonroque  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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2011 Château Fonroque  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 87

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 Château Fonroque  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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2009 Château Fonroque  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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

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2008 Château Fonroque  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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2005 Château Fonroque  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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