Château Fonplegade 2016, Grand Cru St Emilion

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The impressive 18.5ha property, situated close to the famous Château Angelus, belongs to Americans Denise and Stephen Adams who, with the advice of Michel Rolland and Stéphane Derenoncourt are now producing one of the best value for money Grand Crus in St.Emilion.
Type:
Vintage:
2016
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
Genres:
ABV:
14.5%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
St Emilion
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink from 2023 through to 2030
Closure Type:
Cork
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£49.99
 

Château Fonplegade

The impressive 18.5ha property, situated close to the famous Château Angelus, belongs to Americans Denise and Stephen Adams who, with the advice of Michel Rolland and Stéphane Derenoncourt are now producing one of the best value for money Grand Crus in St.Emilion.

Tasting Notes

A stunning bouquet, very forward and youthful, showing fragrance and perfume. The palate is rich, ripe and thick, balanced and cut through with lovely freshness and hints of chocolate, spice, herbs and roasted plum. The wine goes on and on, filling out and becoming more fleshy and yet always there is structure and a lovely acidity.

Food Matches

A perfect partner for roast rack of lamb served pink.

Vinification

Aged in 60% new oak, with 20% in 'Pearle' barrels.

Press Comments

Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2016 Fonplegade opens with a very savory nose of smoked meats, tapenade, sautéed 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. Lisa Perrotti-Brown Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 96+