Red

2009 Château de Fonbel

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 27

  • Paleface101 Likes this wine: 90 points

    July 24, 2019 - Really singing.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • hllam wrote:

    January 10, 2019 - good for the money,

    density, herb,

  • Paleface101 Likes this wine: 89 points

    March 10, 2018 - Lots of coffee, chocolate. Enjoyable enough, just not particularly exciting.

  • willw64 wrote: 86 points

    October 23, 2017 - I thought the wine opened up pretty harsh, and took the better part of an hour for the harshness to dissipate. Once it did it was pleasant to drink, but I wouldn't buy another bottle. I have one more and will reserve final judgment until I try it.
    The wine looks purple colored. The legs are medium. There is no sediment in the bottle. It smells like mineral. It tastes like black pepper. The body is medium. The wine has coarse texture. The wine finishes short. The wine has low acidity.

  • @watsonwinefridge Likes this wine: 97 points

    February 18, 2017 - Fruit forward, very well rounded, not too acidic, tastes of black cherries, very long length. Fantastic wine

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  • By Sara d'Amato
    10/26/2012 (link)

    (Château De Fonbel, Ac Saint Emilion red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By David Lawrason
    10/24/2012 (link)

    (Château De Fonbel, Ac Saint Emilion red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By John Szabo, MS
    10/15/2012 (link)

    (Château De Fonbel, Ac Saint Emilion red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Ian D'Agata
    May/June 2010, IWC Issue #150 (link)

    (Chateau de Fonbel Saint Emilion) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/30/2010 (link)

    (Ch de Fonbel St-Émilion Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2010, Issue #26, The 2009 Bordeaux Vintage- Futures’ Glory?

    (Château de Fonbel) Subscribe to see review text.

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2010 (link) (15-16+) points

    (Chateau Fonbel St Emilion) A wine from the Vauthier/Ausone stable. This is 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 3% Carmenere. Yield 46 hl/ha. A characterful nose, smoky-meaty, deep with earthy-savoury fruit. A supple character to the fruit on the palate, quite polished, a fairly solid style, with a quite moderate tannic structure, rather subtle acidity as well. Plenty of aromatic interest but I find the palate rather too soft and broad for my liking.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château de Fonbel
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Libournais
  • Appellation St. Émilion Grand Cru
  • UPC Codes 3258691389448, 3364420062015, 3700188021305

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 114 (11%)
  • In Cellars 668 (63%)
  • Consumed 284 (27%)

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Community Recommendations

gibier à poil, veau, viande rouge

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