Château Fonroque 2011 - Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé

Going up in the range, let's now switch to the "Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé" and the 2011 vintage - perfect to drink now. Fonroque is an all-time classic, the estate where the Moueix family started it all - they now own Château Petrus and over 10 other estates in Bordeaux. The family has always been dedicated to Château Fonroque and invested a lot into it. This 2011 offers an expressive nose of flower, black fruit, olive and truffle. Palate is highly elegant with a supple structure and a superb balance, and tannins are well integrated. Below £30, this is an absolute must-drink.

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Producer
Vintage
Appellation
Region
Type
Grapes
Château Fonroque
2011
Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé
Bordeaux
Dry Red wine
85% Merlot
15% Cabernet Franc
 
Drink
Open
Serve
Food
from now to 2023
1 hour before
16-18°C
Beef bourguignon, matured cheese
 BodyBody Scale Red WineBarrel.pngTechnical stuffChâteau Fonroque
 OakOak Scale Red Wine 
Soil
Vineyard
Farming
Vines
Harvest
Alcohol
Ageing
Clay and limestone
18 hectares
Organic (Certified)
35 years old
Manual
13.5%
18 months in French oak barrels (50% new)
 ComplexityComplexity Scale Red Wine
Expert.pngWhat experts say

Commended at Decanter World Wine Awards 2015 "Evolving aromas of plums and blackberry lead to a supple and rounded palate."

88/100 "An attractive combination of black cherries, black currants, spice box and earth jump from the glassof this dark plum/ruby/purple-tinged wine. Medium-bodied, pure and savory with sweet tannins, this offering from a biodynamic farmed vineyard exhibits good purity and depth. It should age easily for 10-15 years."

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16/20 "Tasted blind. Lively crimson. Transparent and much less extracted than most. A little sour on the end but not so massively so."

88/100 "This takes an elegant approach, with a light dusty frame to the core of damson plum, steeped cherry and lightly singed sandalwood notes. An iron accent crips in on the finish, lending this a subtle persistence."

16.5/20 "This wine has a real potential to develop thanks to nice red fruit and cherry aromas and a mineral structure. A subtle wine waiting to explode."

15.5/20

 

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