Chateau Fombrauge St. Emilion 2005

  • JS
    94
  • WA
    92+
  • WS
    91
  • IWC
    90
Varietal:
Red Bordeaux Blend
Region:
France : Bordeaux : St. Emilion
Producer:
Chateau Fombrauge
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90+ Ratings
Size Price Qty
750ml
$49.00
Quantity Available: 4
Actual bottle from our inventory is pictured. These bottles are in excellent condition, from their original wooden case and all fills are into the neck. All bottles are as good or better than the bottle pictured.

Reviews

  • James Suckling

    James Suckling
    January 2013
    94 This is so rich and layered with beautiful ripe fruit and round tannins. Tar, chocolate, light vanilla and currants. It's complete and complex. Superb for this estate. Better in three to five years but fascinating to tasting now.
  • Wine Advocate

    Robert Parker
    June 2015
    92+ Another wine from Bernard Magrez, his 2005 Fombrauge (77% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon from the largest vineyard in St.-Emilion) is special. More tannic and backward than usual, and much more masculine and bigger-boned, this is a full-bodied, textured and rich wine that should hit its prime in another 4-5 years, and last 15-20. It is a stunning effort from Fombrauge that has still not attained full maturity.
  • Wine Spectator

    James Suckling
    March 31, 2008
    91 Dark in color, with intense aromas of dried mushroom and very ripe fruit. Almost raisiny. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and lots of ripe fruit. Turns meaty and raisiny. A very mature style, but one that I like a lot. This is always a wonderful value. Best after 2013. 13,000 cases made.
  • International Wine Cellar

    Stephen Tanzer
    May 2008
    90 (77% merlot, 14% cabernet franc and 9% cabernet sauvignon) Red-ruby. Sweet aromas of black raspberry, currant and mocha. Fat, lush and stuffed with fruit. The black raspberry and mocha flavors are seriously chewy. A very successful vintage for this wine, as even the cabernet sauvignon grapes on this cold clay soil ripened thoroughly.