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Chateau Fonroque St. Emilion 2019 750ml

size
750ml
country
France
region
Bordeaux
appellation
Saint Emilion
JD
94
DC
92
WA
92
VM
92
JS
92
WS
90
Additional vintages
JD
94
Rated 94 by Jeb Dunnuck
Seriously good, the 2019 Château Fonroque shows the elegance and classic style of the vintage while bringing plenty of fruit and opulence. Giving up lots of mulled currants, spiced black cherries, cedar pencil, and Asian spices, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, beautifully integrated oak, and a great finish. I'd be thrilled with bottles in the cellar. ... More details
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Chateau Fonroque St. Emilion 2019 750ml

SKU 865441
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Professional Ratings
JD
94
DC
92
WA
92
VM
92
JS
92
WS
90
JD
94
Rated 94 by Jeb Dunnuck
Seriously good, the 2019 Château Fonroque shows the elegance and classic style of the vintage while bringing plenty of fruit and opulence. Giving up lots of mulled currants, spiced black cherries, cedar pencil, and Asian spices, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, beautifully integrated oak, and a great finish. I'd be thrilled with bottles in the cellar.
DC
92
Rated 92 by Decanter
Fairly austere at first, as is often the case with Fonroque as it rarely overlayers its tannins with chocolate and toast notes. When you sit with it the juice comes through, and this is very attractive, well placed cassis and raspberry fruits, soft white pepper spicing and a saline kick on the finish. Come back in 6-8 years and enjoy how mouthwateringly enjoyable this is going to be. A yield of 40hl/ha. Drinking Window 2026 - 2040.
WA
92
Rated 92 by Wine Advocate
The 2019 Fonroque has turned out nicely, offering up aromas of blackberries, minty cassis, licorice and spices. Full-bodied, ample and enveloping, with a fleshy core of fruit, powdery tannins and lively acids, it's a rich, generous, demonstrative wine that remains nicely balanced. Part of Fonroque's biodynamically farmed holdings are located on Saint-Émilion's limestone plateau, and the rest on the slopes, with more clay and colluvium.
VM
92
Rated 92 by Vinous Media
The 2019 Fonroque is a rich, hedonistic wine bursting at the seams with super-ripe red cherry fruit, chocolate and sweet spice. Racy and voluptuous, this is one of the more full-throttle wines of the year. This is not a shy wine by any means.
JS
92
Rated 92 by James Suckling
Ripe and perfumed nose of baked blueberries, cassis, cherries, chocolate, licorice and sweet spices. It’s full-bodied with ripe, firm tannins. Fleshy and plush with plenty of ripe blue fruit. From organically grown grapes. Better after 2024.
WS
90
Rated 90 by Wine Spectator
Enticing, delivering plum sauce and blackberry preserve flavors, with singed vanilla and tobacco. Features a flash of anise on the finish. Solid. Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2030. 4,100 cases made, 300 cases imported.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
France
region
Bordeaux
appellation
Saint Emilion
Additional vintages
Overview
Rated 94 - Seriously good, the 2019 Château Fonroque shows the elegance and classic style of the vintage while bringing plenty of fruit and opulence. Giving up lots of mulled currants, spiced black cherries, cedar pencil, and Asian spices, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, beautifully integrated oak, and a great finish. I'd be thrilled with bottles in the cellar.
green grapes

Varietal: Red Bordeaux

The Bordeaux method of blending quality grape varietals is something which has long been imitated and envied around the world. Whilst there are six Bordeaux grape varietals allowed for the production of red wine in this region of France – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Carménere – the most common and widely used combination involves a careful blend of the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, usually with a small percentage of Petit Verdot to boost the overall flavor and balance things out. This process accentuates the finer points of all these varietals, and takes the astringency of one type whilst rounding it out and mellowing it with the light tannins and fleshiness of another. The results are rarely short of spectacular, and are perfect for oak aging, where the flavorful magic of Bordeaux wine making can really take place, and the complex aromas and characteristics can truly come forward.
barrel

Region: Bordeaux

There are few wine regions in the world with a reputation as glowing and well established as that of the Bordeaux, in France. Situated mainly around the Dordogne and Gironde rivers, Bordeaux makes the most of its humid climate and rich, clay and gravel based soils to grow some of the finest examples of red and white grape varietals on earth. Wineries in this region have been in operation for hundreds of years, and have carefully developed the expertise required for the production of carefully balanced and utterly delicious blended red and white wines, alongside some exceptional single variety bottles. Many of the chateaux found in Bordeaux have become household names, due to their prestige and the excellence of their products, grown with love and dedication by heritage wineries in this beautiful and special region.
fields

Country: France

Year in, year out, France enjoys its prestigious reputation as the producer of the finest wines in the world. With a wine making history which spans several thousand years and owes its expertise to the Romans, it comes as little surprise that this most highly esteemed of the Old World wine countries continues to impress and enchant both novices and experts to this day. Despite the rise in quality of wines from neighboring European countries, not to mention the New World, the French wine industry continues to boom, with up to eight billion bottles being produced in recent years. However, France prides itself on always putting quality before quantity, and the wide range in fine produce is a testament to the dedication and knowledge of the wineries across the country. Indeed, from rich and complex reds to light and aromatic white wines, French wines are as varied and interesting as they are enjoyable to drink, making this country a firm favorite for wine lovers across the globe.
bottle and glass

Appellation: Saint Emilion

There are few wine regions in the world quite as famous or respected as France's Bordeaux, and within Bordeaux, the one sub-region which stands head and shoulders above the rest is Saint Emilion. This very special area benefits enormously from both fine climatic conditions and superb soils – mainly clay and gravel based – alongside the nutrients and moisture supplied by the ancient Gironde river. Most wineries in Saint Emilion blend Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot varietal grapes for the production of their blended red wines, but unblended bottles are also regularly produced, to extremely high standards. The region is one steeped in history and tradition, and remains one of France's premier wine producing regions recognized worldwide for its quality and excellence.
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Varietal: Red Bordeaux

The Bordeaux method of blending quality grape varietals is something which has long been imitated and envied around the world. Whilst there are six Bordeaux grape varietals allowed for the production of red wine in this region of France – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Carménere – the most common and widely used combination involves a careful blend of the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, usually with a small percentage of Petit Verdot to boost the overall flavor and balance things out. This process accentuates the finer points of all these varietals, and takes the astringency of one type whilst rounding it out and mellowing it with the light tannins and fleshiness of another. The results are rarely short of spectacular, and are perfect for oak aging, where the flavorful magic of Bordeaux wine making can really take place, and the complex aromas and characteristics can truly come forward.
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Year in, year out, France enjoys its prestigious reputation as the producer of the finest wines in the world. With a wine making history which spans several thousand years and owes its expertise to the Romans, it comes as little surprise that this most highly esteemed of the Old World wine countries continues to impress and enchant both novices and experts to this day. Despite the rise in quality of wines from neighboring European countries, not to mention the New World, the French wine industry continues to boom, with up to eight billion bottles being produced in recent years. However, France prides itself on always putting quality before quantity, and the wide range in fine produce is a testament to the dedication and knowledge of the wineries across the country. Indeed, from rich and complex reds to light and aromatic white wines, French wines are as varied and interesting as they are enjoyable to drink, making this country a firm favorite for wine lovers across the globe.
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Appellation: Saint Emilion

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