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Château Fombrauge St. Emilion 2005
Château Fombrauge St. Emilion 2005
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Category: Red Wine
Varietal:Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: France » Bordeaux » St. Emilion
Producer: Château Fombrauge
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Wine Spectator

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.

Score: 91. —James Suckling, March 31, 2008.

Wine Advocate

An in-your-face style of wine, the 2005 Fombrauge (the largest vineyard in St.-Emilion) is a blend of 77% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. The inky/purple color is followed by a big, sweet nose of chocolate fudge, jammy black cherries, blackberries, smoke, and pain grille. This chewy, powerful, decadent St.-Emilion is a modern-styled, impressively endowed, pure, intense wine. It is another brilliant example of winemaking from proprietor Bernard Magrez. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020+.

Score: 90. —Robert Parker, April 2008.

Wine Enthusiast

88-90 Barrel sample. A balanced, elegant wine, like the demure sister of Magrez Fombrauge from the same estate. This will become a delicious wine with more focus on harmony than heft.

Score: 90. —Roger Voss, June 21, 2006.