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Château Magrez Fombrauge

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2020
96
Opaque in color, the wine quickly shows off its licorice, blackberry liqueur, flowers, chocolate, espresso and black cherry nose. Full-bodied, rich, opulent and concentrated, the velvety finish is lush and long. Give it 7-9 years to allow the oak to integrate and for the wine to better come together and it will be a hedonistic treat for at least 2 decades or longer. 95-97 Pts

Opaque in color, the wine quickly shows off its licorice, blackberry liqueur, flowers, chocolate, espresso and black cherry nose. Full-bodied, rich, opulent and concentrated, the velvety finish is lush and long. Give it 7-9 years to allow the oak to integrate and for the wine to better come together and it will be a hedonistic treat for at least 2 decades or longer. 95-97 Pts

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2020
92
Waxy lemons, green apples, herbs, white peach, mango and a touch of vanilla hit your nose, while a blast of fresh, bright, juicy, yellow citrus and green apples with refreshing, crisp acidity sing in the finish. 92 Pts

Waxy lemons, green apples, herbs, white peach, mango and a touch of vanilla hit your nose, while a blast of fresh, bright, juicy, yellow citrus and green apples with refreshing, crisp acidity sing in the finish. 92 Pts

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2019
95
Dark, almost inky in color, the full-bodied, concentrated, rich, intense and equally dense wine is loaded to the gills with layer after layer of voluptuous, opulent, ripe dark fruits, chocolate and licorice. Long and mouth-filling, this wine is decadence in a glass. A blend of 70% Merlot with 30% Cabernet Franc. 94-96 Pts

Dark, almost inky in color, the full-bodied, concentrated, rich, intense and equally dense wine is loaded to the gills with layer after layer of voluptuous, opulent, ripe dark fruits, chocolate and licorice. Long and mouth-filling, this wine is decadence in a glass. A blend of 70% Merlot with 30% Cabernet Franc. 94-96 Pts

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2019
92
White peach, honeysuckle and mango with vanilla scents create the nose. On the palate, the wine is fresh, bright and crisp, focusing on its yellow citrus and lemon curd, crisp, bright endnote. The wine is an interesting blend of 40% Semillon, 30% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Sauvignon Gris.

White peach, honeysuckle and mango with vanilla scents create the nose. On the palate, the wine is fresh, bright and crisp, focusing on its yellow citrus and lemon curd, crisp, bright endnote. The wine is an interesting blend of 40% Semillon, 30% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Sauvignon Gris.

3,823 Views   Tasted
2018
95
Concentrated, full-bodied, lush, deep, long and rich, there is a lot going on here from all the crushed stone, smoke, licorice, espresso, perfectly ripe, black raspberries, plums and cherries. Long and dense, with lush, polished tannins and palate coating layers of fruit, this is going to need a decade to develop before it really starts showing its best. The wine was made from a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. Only 250 cases were produced so if you find a bottle and this is your thing, grab it.

Concentrated, full-bodied, lush, deep, long and rich, there is a lot going on here from all the crushed stone, smoke, licorice, espresso, perfectly ripe, black raspberries, plums and cherries. Long and dense, with lush, polished tannins and palate coating layers of fruit, this is going to need a decade to develop before it really starts showing its best. The wine was made from a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. Only 250 cases were produced so if you find a bottle and this is your thing, grab it.

1,116 Views   Tasted
Opaque in color, the wine is showy on the nose with its black and blue fruits, licorice and smoke profile. Full-bodied and concentrated, the wine packs a fruit-filled punch. The long finish with its strata of fruit, rocks, stones and smoke keeps on going. This is not an early drinking wine so be prepared to lay it down for close to a decade. The wine was made from a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. Only 250 cases were produced so if you find a bottle and this is your thing, grab it. 94-96 Pts

Opaque in color, the wine is showy on the nose with its black and blue fruits, licorice and smoke profile. Full-bodied and concentrated, the wine packs a fruit-filled punch. The long finish with its strata of fruit, rocks, stones and smoke keeps on going. This is not an early drinking wine so be prepared to lay it down for close to a decade. The wine was made from a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. Only 250 cases were produced so if you find a bottle and this is your thing, grab it. 94-96 Pts

1,759 Views   Tasted
2018
92
The wine kicks off with a jolt of juicy lemon, white peach, vanilla and flowers. Lush, round and forward, the finish is all about its creamy lemon and green apple character.

The wine kicks off with a jolt of juicy lemon, white peach, vanilla and flowers. Lush, round and forward, the finish is all about its creamy lemon and green apple character.

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Juicy, bright, crisp and fresh, this is loaded with lemons, pomelo, vanilla, honeysuckle and just a bit of tropical fruit. Refreshing and fruity with a nice pop of citrus on the palate, this will be great on release and better with a few years of age.

Juicy, bright, crisp and fresh, this is loaded with lemons, pomelo, vanilla, honeysuckle and just a bit of tropical fruit. Refreshing and fruity with a nice pop of citrus on the palate, this will be great on release and better with a few years of age.

1,370 Views   Tasted
2017
94
Inky in color with licorice, black cherry, black raspberry and smoky notes on the nose, this wine is full-bodied, fleshy, round, soft and polished. There is freshness and volume on the palate along with a healthy dose of oak. This is not for drinking in its formative years, because when it all comes together, this will be a markedly better wine as the oak integrates.

Inky in color with licorice, black cherry, black raspberry and smoky notes on the nose, this wine is full-bodied, fleshy, round, soft and polished. There is freshness and volume on the palate along with a healthy dose of oak. This is not for drinking in its formative years, because when it all comes together, this will be a markedly better wine as the oak integrates.

1,710 Views   Tasted
2016
95
Dark and deep with layers of luscious fruits, with coaxing, the wine shows off its black cherry fudge, smoke, espresso, blackberry and sweet boysenberry character. Full-bodied, with layers of fruit, ripe, luscious textures and silky tannins, this is going to age for decades with ease. With all this power, allow it age for at least a decade and you will be amply rewarded.

Dark and deep with layers of luscious fruits, with coaxing, the wine shows off its black cherry fudge, smoke, espresso, blackberry and sweet boysenberry character. Full-bodied, with layers of fruit, ripe, luscious textures and silky tannins, this is going to age for decades with ease. With all this power, allow it age for at least a decade and you will be amply rewarded.

1,458 Views   Tasted
Inky and opaque, the wine is all about chocolate-covered boysenberry, espresso, licorice, dark plum and darker cherry. Velvet drenched tannins, fat, salacious, opulent layers of perfectly ready, glossy fruits. This is the best wine produced here since 2000. You can feel the difference. It seems like everything has truly been dialed back.

Inky and opaque, the wine is all about chocolate-covered boysenberry, espresso, licorice, dark plum and darker cherry. Velvet drenched tannins, fat, salacious, opulent layers of perfectly ready, glossy fruits. This is the best wine produced here since 2000. You can feel the difference. It seems like everything has truly been dialed back.

2,915 Views   Tasted
2016
90
Citrus, grapefruit, vanilla and honeysuckle notes give you a wine with richness, sweetness and a nutty flavor -- though a bit more acidity would be nice.

Citrus, grapefruit, vanilla and honeysuckle notes give you a wine with richness, sweetness and a nutty flavor -- though a bit more acidity would be nice.

1,812 Views   Tasted
2015
94
Inky in color, the wine is full bodied, concentrated, rich, fat and round. There is a wealth of fruit, length, tannin and the structure to age. The finish keeps on going with its layers of of dark ripe fruits, licorice, chocolate and espresso. This is worth laying down for a decade before popping a cork.

Inky in color, the wine is full bodied, concentrated, rich, fat and round. There is a wealth of fruit, length, tannin and the structure to age. The finish keeps on going with its layers of of dark ripe fruits, licorice, chocolate and espresso. This is worth laying down for a decade before popping a cork.

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Using 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, this wine is deeply colored, expressing smoke, licorice, black raspberries and plum jam. On the palate, the wine is lush, rich and concentrated, with opulent textures and a wealth of earthy, black cherries and sweet, boysenberry jam. The wine is powerful, fat and round, yet fresh and balanced. The wine is aging in a combination of 100% new, French oak barrels and terracotta jars that range in size from 200 liters, up to 450 liters.

Using 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, this wine is deeply colored, expressing smoke, licorice, black raspberries and plum jam. On the palate, the wine is lush, rich and concentrated, with opulent textures and a wealth of earthy, black cherries and sweet, boysenberry jam. The wine is powerful, fat and round, yet fresh and balanced. The wine is aging in a combination of 100% new, French oak barrels and terracotta jars that range in size from 200 liters, up to 450 liters.

2,415 Views   Tasted
2015
92
Using 40% Semillon, 30% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Sauvignon Gris, this wine is already showing white peaches, citrus and honeysuckle notes. On the palate, the wine offers both rich textures and freshness, with a pure, sweet, citrus peel finish.

Using 40% Semillon, 30% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Sauvignon Gris, this wine is already showing white peaches, citrus and honeysuckle notes. On the palate, the wine offers both rich textures and freshness, with a pure, sweet, citrus peel finish.

1,628 Views   Tasted
2014
91
Like a great night in Las Vegas, this wine is fleshy, flashy and fun. Round and supple in character and packed with fennel, cocoa and chocolate-coated black raspberries. 90-92 Pts

Like a great night in Las Vegas, this wine is fleshy, flashy and fun. Round and supple in character and packed with fennel, cocoa and chocolate-coated black raspberries. 90-92 Pts

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2013
90
Medium bodied, with a ripe, dark cherry, smoke, espresso and earthy character, round textures and a fruity, smoky finish.

Medium bodied, with a ripe, dark cherry, smoke, espresso and earthy character, round textures and a fruity, smoky finish.

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With effort, licorice, black cherries and dark chocolate—along with oak—come to the surface. There is a polish to the texture in the oaky, chocolate, black cherry finish. Produced from a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. 90-92 Pts

With effort, licorice, black cherries and dark chocolate—along with oak—come to the surface. There is a polish to the texture in the oaky, chocolate, black cherry finish. Produced from a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. 90-92 Pts

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2013
91
Bright, crisp, biting yellow citrus fruits with a strong grapefruit, lime and green apple character that shows itself in the nose and on the palate.

Bright, crisp, biting yellow citrus fruits with a strong grapefruit, lime and green apple character that shows itself in the nose and on the palate.

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Produced with one of the highest percentages of Sauvignon Gris used in Bordeaux, the wine is bright, crisp, fresh and floral, finishing with a vibrant citrus finish. 92 Pts

Produced with one of the highest percentages of Sauvignon Gris used in Bordeaux, the wine is bright, crisp, fresh and floral, finishing with a vibrant citrus finish. 92 Pts

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2012
92
Truffle, licorice, blackberry and cherry notes lead to a full bodied, ripe, juicy mouthful of fresh berries that is showing a bit too much oak at this stage. This needs at least 3-5 years in the in the cellar to integrate.

Truffle, licorice, blackberry and cherry notes lead to a full bodied, ripe, juicy mouthful of fresh berries that is showing a bit too much oak at this stage. This needs at least 3-5 years in the in the cellar to integrate.

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Inky in color and just as concentrated on the palate with layers of chocolate-covered blackberries and cherries, the wine is sexy and intense. 92-94 Pts

Inky in color and just as concentrated on the palate with layers of chocolate-covered blackberries and cherries, the wine is sexy and intense. 92-94 Pts

2,537 Views   Tasted
2012
90
Lemon, lime, grapefruit, stone and smoky notes are paired with fresh, citrus and pineapple and green apple to create a lively, fun, fresh, mineral driven, white Bordeaux wine..

Lemon, lime, grapefruit, stone and smoky notes are paired with fresh, citrus and pineapple and green apple to create a lively, fun, fresh, mineral driven, white Bordeaux wine..

2,260 Views   Tasted
2011
92
70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc created a wine with stone, licorice, blackberry, chocolate covered cherry and coffee notes. Flashy and fleshy, the wine finishes with a round, tannic, fresh, plum, coffee and cocoa filled finish. 91-94 Pts

70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc created a wine with stone, licorice, blackberry, chocolate covered cherry and coffee notes. Flashy and fleshy, the wine finishes with a round, tannic, fresh, plum, coffee and cocoa filled finish. 91-94 Pts

2,882 Views   Tasted
2010
94
Inky in color, the wine is rich, intense, polished and lush, with layers of dark, ripe berries, licorice, espresso, smoke, flowers and dark chocolate. While everything about this wine is intense, it’s also balanced, expressive, with a long, fresh, supple textured finish.

Inky in color, the wine is rich, intense, polished and lush, with layers of dark, ripe berries, licorice, espresso, smoke, flowers and dark chocolate. While everything about this wine is intense, it’s also balanced, expressive, with a long, fresh, supple textured finish.

3,861 Views   Tasted
With its inky, jet black color, oak, licorice, chocolate, black cherry and blackberry aromas abound. Mouth coating, packed and stacked with ripe, juicy, licorice filled fruit, this rich pure wine stains your palate with layers of licorice, chocolate and dark plums. 94-96 Pts

With its inky, jet black color, oak, licorice, chocolate, black cherry and blackberry aromas abound. Mouth coating, packed and stacked with ripe, juicy, licorice filled fruit, this rich pure wine stains your palate with layers of licorice, chocolate and dark plums. 94-96 Pts

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2009
95
Equally deep in and color and youthful, the wine is smoky, rich, powerful and loaded with licorice, black cherry, espresso and earthy nuances that carry through from start to finish. Give this full, concentrated wine another 5 years to further integrate.

Equally deep in and color and youthful, the wine is smoky, rich, powerful and loaded with licorice, black cherry, espresso and earthy nuances that carry through from start to finish. Give this full, concentrated wine another 5 years to further integrate.

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Inky in color, the wine is noticeably oaky, with its strong coffee bean and vanilla character that at the moment, overpowers the licorice, black raspberry, blueberry, smoke, earth and jammy notes. Deep, rich, concentrated and palate staining, the wine feels plush, with no dryness. This needs time for the oak to integrate.

Inky in color, the wine is noticeably oaky, with its strong coffee bean and vanilla character that at the moment, overpowers the licorice, black raspberry, blueberry, smoke, earth and jammy notes. Deep, rich, concentrated and palate staining, the wine feels plush, with no dryness. This needs time for the oak to integrate.

4,363 Views   Tasted
2008
93
From a typical blend of blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, this deeply colored wine opens with chocolate covered cherries, licorice, earth, stone and fresh blackberry aromas. Plush in style, and already open, this round, plummy, concentrated St. Emilion should deliver pleasure for at least another decade or 12-15 years, or longer.

From a typical blend of blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, this deeply colored wine opens with chocolate covered cherries, licorice, earth, stone and fresh blackberry aromas. Plush in style, and already open, this round, plummy, concentrated St. Emilion should deliver pleasure for at least another decade or 12-15 years, or longer.

2,240 Views   Tasted
Licorice, minerality, cassis, espresso, cassis and black cherry scents are accompanied by a full bodied, concentrated wine that finishes with licorice, coffee, blackberry and cassis sensations.

Licorice, minerality, cassis, espresso, cassis and black cherry scents are accompanied by a full bodied, concentrated wine that finishes with licorice, coffee, blackberry and cassis sensations.

2,335 Views   Tasted
2006
92
Showing maturity in the color, the wine is all about its truffle, smoke, earth, licorice, black plum and thyme infused character. Dense, rich and supple, the wine is full bodied, leaving you with cherries, plum and spicy sensations.

Showing maturity in the color, the wine is all about its truffle, smoke, earth, licorice, black plum and thyme infused character. Dense, rich and supple, the wine is full bodied, leaving you with cherries, plum and spicy sensations.

1,917 Views   Tasted
Licorice, stone, blackberry jam and cocoa scents, full bodied and concentrated with ripe fruit, this tannic wine has broad shoulders and demands cellaring before it begins to come together. Give it another 5 years of sleep to develop.

Licorice, stone, blackberry jam and cocoa scents, full bodied and concentrated with ripe fruit, this tannic wine has broad shoulders and demands cellaring before it begins to come together. Give it another 5 years of sleep to develop.

2,998 Views   Tasted
2005
93
Licorice, stone, smoke, wet earth, plum and vanilla in the nose, the concentrated, sweet, fleshy, ripe, round, silky wine shows well today and is only going to get better with a few more years of age.

Licorice, stone, smoke, wet earth, plum and vanilla in the nose, the concentrated, sweet, fleshy, ripe, round, silky wine shows well today and is only going to get better with a few more years of age.

4,181 Views   Tasted
Powerful, tannic, oaky, full bodied and intense, the wine is filled with sweet, ripe, jammy berries, licorice, boysenberry, espresso, some and earthy characteristics. Plush, rich and deep, the wine needs time for the tannins to soften and for the oak to better integrate with the wine.

Powerful, tannic, oaky, full bodied and intense, the wine is filled with sweet, ripe, jammy berries, licorice, boysenberry, espresso, some and earthy characteristics. Plush, rich and deep, the wine needs time for the tannins to soften and for the oak to better integrate with the wine.

4,562 Views   Tasted
2004
92
Deep in color, the wine is tight. With effort, black truffle, smoke, licorice, cigar box, plum and coffee bean scents open up. Full bodied, concentrated, tannic and still youthful, the wine is silky, powerful and long. This needs more time in the bottle before the oak becomes better integrated.

Deep in color, the wine is tight. With effort, black truffle, smoke, licorice, cigar box, plum and coffee bean scents open up. Full bodied, concentrated, tannic and still youthful, the wine is silky, powerful and long. This needs more time in the bottle before the oak becomes better integrated.

3,169 Views   Tasted
2003
90
This has matured far too rapidly. The nose of licorice, espresso bean, smoke, truffle, black cherry and jam is a treat, as are the supple textures, but the loss of fruit is worrisome. I’d drink this sooner than later.

This has matured far too rapidly. The nose of licorice, espresso bean, smoke, truffle, black cherry and jam is a treat, as are the supple textures, but the loss of fruit is worrisome. I’d drink this sooner than later.

3,504 Views   Tasted
2001
92
Deep, intense, rich, full bodied and opulent in texture, the wine is still a bit too dominated by oak, making it difficult for ripe, black cherries, licorice, crushed stone and spicy notes to get their due. This is a very modern style of Bordeaux that might be better if it were dialed back just a bit.

Deep, intense, rich, full bodied and opulent in texture, the wine is still a bit too dominated by oak, making it difficult for ripe, black cherries, licorice, crushed stone and spicy notes to get their due. This is a very modern style of Bordeaux that might be better if it were dialed back just a bit.

4,972 Views   Tasted
2000
93
The wine has not developed as well as I had hoped. Full-bodied, powerful, almost dense with some overripe notes of fig and raisin that takes a bit from the otherwise sweet, fat plums, cherry, chocolate, smoke and licorice. Here you have power over grace, with some oak notes still remaining. Do not get me wrong, I liked the wine, but i was hoping to love it.

The wine has not developed as well as I had hoped. Full-bodied, powerful, almost dense with some overripe notes of fig and raisin that takes a bit from the otherwise sweet, fat plums, cherry, chocolate, smoke and licorice. Here you have power over grace, with some oak notes still remaining. Do not get me wrong, I liked the wine, but i was hoping to love it.

2,658 Views   Tasted
Still deep in color, with a nose packed with licorice, coffee bean, chocolate, jammy plums and blackberry and earth, this hard to find St. Emilion is packed and stacked with massive layers of mouth filling, perfectly ripe and overripe berries, spice, earth, oak, cocoa and stone. Still young, 2000 Magrez Fombrauge has a lot of potential to become a stunning Bordeaux wine with another decade of bottle age.

Still deep in color, with a nose packed with licorice, coffee bean, chocolate, jammy plums and blackberry and earth, this hard to find St. Emilion is packed and stacked with massive layers of mouth filling, perfectly ripe and overripe berries, spice, earth, oak, cocoa and stone. Still young, 2000 Magrez Fombrauge has a lot of potential to become a stunning Bordeaux wine with another decade of bottle age.

5,610 Views   Tasted
Inky in color, from the look of it, it could have been from 2005. Explosive in the nose, with smoke, licorice, coffee, black cherry, blueberry, barbecue, crushed stone and griotte notes, this massive, powerful, palate staining wine is dense, concentrated and intense. It borders on over the top, but somehow manages to keep everything in check. Still tannic and youthful, give it another decade and this blend of 78% Merlot and 22% Cabernet Franc should all come together.

Inky in color, from the look of it, it could have been from 2005. Explosive in the nose, with smoke, licorice, coffee, black cherry, blueberry, barbecue, crushed stone and griotte notes, this massive, powerful, palate staining wine is dense, concentrated and intense. It borders on over the top, but somehow manages to keep everything in check. Still tannic and youthful, give it another decade and this blend of 78% Merlot and 22% Cabernet Franc should all come together.

5,266 Views   Tasted
Packed and stacked with incredible layers of intense, ripe and over ripe black fruits, spice, coffee, licorice, oak and vanilla. This wine needs at least another decade before its port like style becomes civilized. This wine is not for everyone. But for lovers of intensity that are willing to take a chance on a unique style of wine, it's worth picking up a few bottles. This could score several points higher when fully mature.

Packed and stacked with incredible layers of intense, ripe and over ripe black fruits, spice, coffee, licorice, oak and vanilla. This wine needs at least another decade before its port like style becomes civilized. This wine is not for everyone. But for lovers of intensity that are willing to take a chance on a unique style of wine, it's worth picking up a few bottles. This could score several points higher when fully mature.

3,558 Views   Tasted