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Chateau Fonroque, 2016
Bordeaux Futures Pre-Sale - St Emilion - 95 Pts WA

Chateau Fonroque, 2016
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Bordeaux Red Blends
Appellation
Bordeaux
Alcohol %
13
Wine Spectator
93
Wine Enthusiast
92
Wine Advocate
95
Item Ships: Sep 30, 2019
2016 Bordeaux Future Pre-Sale - 95 Pts WA
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The 2016 Fonroque, part of the portfolio of Alain Moueix, put in a killer performance this year. It has a lighter bouquet compared to its peers with dusky black fruit, quite tertiary and introverted at first, although it does gain more expression and vigor with time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin on the entry, very refined and poised without compensating in terms of fruit. I adore the finish here, really sleek and stylish with very fine mineralité and classicism. Bravo Alain Moueix!
Barrel Sample: 93-95 Points Wine Advocate

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Bordeaux Red Blends
Appellation
Bordeaux
Alcohol %
13
Wine Spectator
93
Wine Enthusiast
92
Wine Advocate
95
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2016 Fonroque, part of the portfolio of Alain Moueix, put in a killer performance this year. It has a lighter bouquet compared to its peers with dusky black fruit, quite tertiary and introverted at first, although it does gain more expression and vigor with time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin on the entry, very refined and poised without compensating in terms of fruit. I adore the finish here, really sleek and stylish with very fine mineralité and classicism. Bravo Alain Moueix! Barrel Sample: 93-95 Points Wine Advocate
Ratings
This has grip and focus, with a prominent chalky edge harnessing the core of cassis and black cherry preserve flavors. Pretty spice accents through the finish. Restrained style, and solidly done. Barrel Sample: 90-93 Points Wine Spectator
Awards
This wine is superripe and generous in fruit. The contrast is with the dry core of tannins. Juicy blackberry fruits are rich and opulent, cut by acidity and supported by the tannins. Barrel Sample: 90-92 Points Wine Enthusiast
Other Notes
Château Fonroque is the birthplace of the Moueix family in Saint-Emilion. This property was bought in 1931 by Jean and Adèle, the great grandparents of Alain Moueix, who is now director of this lovely wine estate. In 2005, as a logical progression of all the procedures undertaken by Alain Moueix and his team, biodynamic methods were implemented for the entire vineyard (started in 2002). For Alain Moueix, this type of viticulture brings more coherence to his commitment to ecological and high-quality winegrowing. His motivations take into account the environment, the durability of the soils and an aim to bring out the best expression of the terroir as well as the intensity and fine balance of the wines.
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