2010 Chateau Fonroque, Saint-Emilion (750ml)

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Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Saint-Emilion
Grape Varietal: Merlot
Review Score: 89WA, 89WS
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

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Still rather tightly knit, this biodynamically farmed vineyard from Alain Moueix exhibits sweet red and black currant fruit, some loamy soil undertones, licorice and a distinctive minerality, elegance and purity. It is tightly knit at present and seems to have closed down post- bottling. Nevertheless, there’s a lot to like in this wine and it certainly has the potential to merit an outstanding score after 2-4 years of bottle aging. It should drink well for 15-20 years.

89+ points, Wine Advocate (Issue # 205 - Feb 2013)

Offers a modest core of plum, fig and blackberry fruit, with a lacing of singed mesquite and an open-knit, toasted finish that lets a pleasant chocolate note linger. Features dark fruit and good mouthfeel, but lacks the tannic drive of the vintage. Drink now through 2020. 4,750 cases made.

89 points, Wine Spectator (2013)