Black berry and blueberry with some cedar and dark mushroom character. It’s full-bodied yet tight and poised with pretty structure and balance. Try after 2024.
93 points, James Suckling (Mar 2021)
The 2018 de Fonbel is wonderfully plump and inviting, which makes it an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next decade or so. Succulent dark cherry, plum, mocha, spice, new leather and licorice all come together in an understated, open-knit Saint-Émilion that offers tons of immediacy and pleasure.
91 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Mar 2021)
Rich in tannins and layered with dense black fruits, this is a wine for aging. The most structured wine from this estate to date, it deserves its maturing time. Drink this wine from 2025.
91 points, Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (May 2021)