Château de Fonbel 2009 - Lot of 1 Bottle
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Château de Fonbel 2009

     
  • Black fruit
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  • Gastronomic wine
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  • Wine for ageing
  • Color:Red
  • 13.50% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Classic

A Saint-Emilion that's delicious in its early years! More info

The Château de Fontbel wine is aged for 12 months in barrels (30% new oak). The bouquet delivers beautiful aromas of blackcurrant, black cherry and raspberry. The palate is harmonious and flamboyant with its beautiful juice and its long finish. This wine pairs nicely with red meats and certain game.

Château de Fonbel serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Côte de boeuf à la bordelaise, Carré d'agneau aux herbes, Faisan forestière.

  • Vintage score: 18/20
  • What the experts say...

    Made by Ausone’s perfectionist owner, Alain Vauthier, Fonbel is a sleeper of the vintage in 2009. Raspberry and black currant notes intermixed with incense, camphor and a note of crushed wet/rock steeliness offer up a complex set of aromatics. That is followed by a dense ruby/purple wine with excellent texture, fruit extract and an overall harmony among its various elements. Drink it over the next decade or more. The Wine Advocate (Robert M. Parker, Jr.), 23/11/2011

    Lot presentation
    Château de Fonbel

    Cuvée presentation

    The Château de Fontbel wine is aged for 12 months in barrels (30% new oak). The bouquet delivers beautiful aromas of blackcurrant, black cherry and raspberry. The palate is harmonious and flamboyant with its beautiful juice and its long finish. This wine pairs nicely with red meats and certain game.

    Information about domain Château de Fonbel

    Owned by Alain Vauthier (château Ausone), Château de Fonbel spreads over 16 hectares in the Saint-Émilion Grand Cru appellation, on gravelly, clay and sandy soils. The vines are composed of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 3% Carmenere. The wines of the domain testify of a very regular quality and are appreciated by amateurs.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 good appearance
    • Origin: Trade
    • Recoverable VAT: Yes
    • Original Wooden Case: No
    • French customs seal: no
    • Alcohol percentage: 13.50 %
    • Country/Region: Bordeaux
    • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Émilion Grand Cru
    • Producer/Owner: Famille Vauthier
    • Vintage: 2009
    • Color: Red
    • Service temperature: 16°
    • Viticulture: Conventional 
    • Size (in ha): 16
    • Intensity: Classic
    • Dominant aroma: Black fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit verdot, 3% carmenere
    Château de Fonbel
    Château de Fonbel

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