Fonbel was bought by the Vauthier family of Château Ausone and lies near that property. Its 16 hectares of vineyards are an odd mix of plantings, including 7% Petit Verdot and what's thought to be one of the most extensive plantings of Carmenère in Bordeaux.
Case of 12 Bottles
price shown is under bond
duty paid price: £302.14
Very rich-looking wine in the glass: a deep ruby purple. The nose is smoky, black and meaty; notes of beef blood and bramble, with a creamy top-note of iron. This is structured right from the front, with fine, tacky, powdery, medium tannin levels. Very nice tension here. This is concentrated, with a very good parallel shape. Plum crunch and bramble fruit. Bowes Wine original note
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