Chateau Fombrauge 2009

 1 Jeroboam (5L Bordeaux)

2009 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe

Chateau Fombrauge is one of the oldest domains of Saint-Emilion with origins dating back to the 16th century. The 2009 Chateau Fombrauge is 80% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc et 8% Cabernet Sauvignon produced from vines averaging 30 years old.

This Grand Cru Classe from Saint-Emilion boasts pleasant maturity, lovely concentration, and superb density. The nose exudes truffles, graphite, blackberry, and blueberry. The palate offers full, creamy, dense, and juicy texture. Lush fruit flavours and texture largely command over abundant tannins.

Parker : 92 / 100
Wine Spectator : 92 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2009 Fombrauge has the potential to be the finest wine ever made at this property. Michel Rolland is the consulting oenologist in the vineyard, which sits in the southern sector of St.-Emilion known as St.-Christophe des Bardes. It was picked very late in 2009, and the result is a powerhouse wine with an inky blue/purple color and the smell of pen ink, acacia flowers, blueberries, black raspberries and cassis. The wine hit 15% natural alcohol, which gives it lots of glycerin as well as a full-bodied intensity, while the low yields of 27 hectoliters per hectare have provided a striking level of concentration and length. This is very serious wine from an estate that is on the upswing. It should benefit from 3-5 years of cellaring and keep for two decades.
BordeauxSaint-Emilion
Country
France

Alcohol
15

Decanter
16

R. Gabriel
17

Wine Spectator
92

Dessert wine
No

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Libournais

Grape varieties
Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Saint-Emilion

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Fombrauge

Classification
Grand cru

Parker
92

Allergens
Contains sulfites