2017 Fonplegade, Saint-Emilion (375ml) »FUTURES«

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2017 Fonplegade

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Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Saint-Emilion
Grape Varietal: Merlot
Review Score: 95WA, 94V, 93JS, 93WS

This is a FUTURES item. 2017 futures will begin arriving in 2020. 12 bottles available.


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The deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Fonplegade has quite a spicy nose sporting notes of anise, cloves, fenugreek and black pepper over a core of warm black plums and blackberries plus a waft of potpourri. Medium-bodied with a rock-solid frame of grainy tannins and wonderful freshness, it features bags of vibrant black fruits and a long, spicy finish.

93-95 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Issue # 236 - Apr 2018)

The 2017 Fonplégade has a very classy bouquet with very pure blackberry and raspberry fruit, hints of cassis developing with aeration. The fruit is very well knitted with the oak. The palate is well balanced with fine tannin, crisp acidity, superb structure and delivers a really detailed and convincing finish. Bravo. This is an outstanding Saint-Émilion.

92-94 points, Neal Martin, Vinous (May 2018)

This shows a very pretty center palate with blueberries, blackberries and white pepper. Solid tannins and structure. Long and flavorful.

92-93 points, James Suckling (Apr 2018)

Open-knit, with light anise, tea and cinnamon hints leading off, followed by gently mulled cherry and plum fruit. Lively acidity is embedded on the finish.

90-93 points, James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (2018)