Chateau de Fonbel 2006 Grand Cru - 88+pts

Chateau de Fonbel 2006 Grand Cru (Saint-Emilion) Bordeaux - France

Availability: BCLDB stores, private wine shops
Cost: $28-35
Alcohol: 13%
Date Tasted: September 17th, 2011

Tasting Notes: Produced by Chateau Ausone's Alain Vauthier, this Right-Bank, Merlot dominant blend (with Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Carmenere) offers savoury, elemental characters of graphite, oak, smoke and earthy minerality with a backbone of dark berry fruit. Concentrated with good weight and length, strong acidity and medium-plus, rounding tannins. To make the most of this complex, charming wine, be patient and allow it to develope fully in your cellar for another year to allow the wine to mellow and it's tannins to integrate fully. Drink late-2012-2016.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2011