Chateau Fonplegade St.-Emilion 2016

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Varietal: Bordeaux Blend
Sub-Region: Saint-Emilion
Region: Bordeaux
Color: Red
Country/State: France
Newsletter Wines: September 2019 Newsletter
A superstar Bordeaux for less than you'll pay for most Napa Cabs. Crazy value here!
96+ Wine Advocate (11/30/2018) "Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2016 Fonplegade opens with a very savory nose of smoked meats, tapenade, sauteed herbs and beef drippings over a core of plum preserves, chocolate-covered cherries and cedar chest plus wafts of violets and cigars. Medium to full-bodied, the palate possesses both intensity and elegance, with the black fruit layers superbly framed by firm, fine-grained tannins and wonderful freshness, finishing long and mineral laced. Drink Date 2022 - 2050."
95 James Suckling (2/3/2019) "A very suave, modern-style St.Emilion with fine blackberry aromas and some bitter chocolate. Excellent balance of fruit, generous velvety tannins and lively acidity on the rich palate. Long, clean and supple finish. Drink or hold."
94 Jeb Dunnuck (2/28/2019) "Matching the blockbuster 2015 in quality, the 2016 Chateau Fonplegade is a ripe, fleshy, sexy wine that's loaded with notions of jammy blackberry, cassis, dried earth, and spice. With full-bodied richness, plenty of mid-palate depth, and a layered, fruit-forward style, it nevertheless has solid underlying structure and length, all promising a solid evolution. I'd be happy to drink bottles any time over the coming two decades or more. Maturity: 2019 - 2039."
94 Vinous, Antonio Galloni (1/2019) "The 2016 Fonplegade is just as compelling as it was from barrel. Silky and nuanced, the 2016 is super finessed from the very first impression. Sweet red cherry, espresso, blood orange and spice all pulse through this racy, impeccably balanced Saint-Emilion, while floral overtones add energy. Simply put, the 2016 is absolutely sublime. Proprietors Stephen and Denise Adams, along with their team, have done a brilliant job with their 2016. Tasted two times. Drinking window: 2022 - 2041."
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750 ML
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