de Fonbel 2012 (1.5L)
Type: Red Wine Volume: 1500ml
Winery: de Fonbel
Country: France Region: Bordeaux
District: St Emilion Grand Cru
Grapes Varieties: 10% Petit Verdot,60% Merlot,25% Cabernet Sauvignon,5% Carmenère
Alcohol: 13% abv Packing: Original Wooden Case of 6 bottles
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
AG=91 Graphite, dark blue/black fruit, smoke and spices meld together in the 2012 de Fonbel. Beams of supporting minerality and tannin give the 2012 much of its energy and sense of direction. This is a very pretty, impeccably balanced wine from the Vauthier family. The blend is 60% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot and 5% Carmenère. Drink this attractive Saint-Emilion over the next decade or so.
WA=89-91 A blend of 60% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot and 5% Carmenere, picked between 5th and 16th October, the Fonbel has a candied, almost chocolate tinged bouquet that is nicely defined. The palate is medium-bodied – smooth and harmonious, and although there is no great depth here, is approachable, pure and offers fine tension on the finish. The oak is quite prudent (30%) and it should age well. Tasted April 2013.