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Château de Fonbel (2016)

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The 2016 Fonbel has a pretty cranberry and blackcurrant-scented bouquet, quite transparent and terroir-driven with nicely integrated oak (30% aged in new oak). The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, a lively and breezy Saint Emilion, not the most complex you will find but full of personality. The freshness suggests that this will drink early, and that Carmenere just gives it something differen

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    TypeRed
    Vintage2016
    When to DrinkNow
    ProducerChâteau de Fonbel
    RegionBordeaux
    AppellationSaint Emilion
    Grapes70% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 7% Carmenere
    PairingFine Cheeses
    ABVUnknown
    Volume75cl (Full Bottle)

    Château de Fonbel is located in the Saint Emilion wine appellation and covers 16 hectares (39 acres) of vineyard. It is owned by Alain Vautier, proprietor of the celebrated Ch. Ausone and the highly regarded Ch. Moulin St. Georges.

    Four grape varieties are grown for Château de Fonbel wine: Merlot (70%) dominates, supplemented by Cabernet Sauvignon (20%), Petit Verdot (7%) and Carmenere (3%). The wines are aged in 30% new oak barrels.

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    The 2016 Fonbel has a pretty cranberry and blackcurrant-scented bouquet, quite transparent and terroir-driven with nicely integrated oak (30% aged in new oak). The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, a lively and breezy Saint Emilion, not the most complex you will find but full of personality. The freshness suggests that this will drink early, and that Carmenere just gives it something differen

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