Château Fonbel 2018, Saint Emilion Grand Cru, Parker 91-93
|Vines||Merlot 70%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%, Carm?n?re Franc 10%|
|Storage advice||Great cellaring potential|
|Consumption guidelines||Drink between 16 and 18°C.|
|Producer||Ch?teau de Fonbel, 33330 SAINT EMILION, France|
|Bottling||Mis en bouteille au Château|
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The 1995 vintage exhibits wonderful dark cherry and leather notes. Medium bodied with well integrated tannins and a nice earthy spice on the finish. A true expression of a classic Lynch-Bages.
(...) notions of warm blackberries, wild blueberries and licorice plus hints of smoked meats, black olives, pencil shavings and truffles. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed mouth-coating black fruits, exploding into loads of earthy sparks with a soft, velvety texture from ripe, rounded tannins. It finishes with spectacular freshness and loads of layers. robertparker.com
The 2017 Léoville Poyferré is very deep purple-black in color with super intense notes of freshly crushed blackcurrants, wild blueberries and Sichuan pepper with hints of lavender, baking spices and wood smoke. The palate is medium-bodied, firm and grainy with restrained, understated fruit and a long, mineral-laced finish. robertparker.com
(...) the 2017 Clos du Marquis is medium to deep garnet-purple in colour and struts confidently out of the glass with vibrant notes of crushed blackcurrants, warm blackberries and fresh black and red plums with touches of cigar box and bouquet garni. Medium-bodied, the palate is chock-full of zingy black fruits, framed by firm, grainy tannins and bold freshness, finishing long with a skip in its step. robertparker.com
Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by an earthy nose dominated by black currants and toasty, smoky oak. Medium to full-bodied with relatively high tannin, decent acidity, and a fine finish, it should be at its best between 2014-2030.