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2016 Chateau Fonroque

Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, FRANCE
$69. 99 Bottle
$839.88 Dozen
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
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!
93-95 points
Neal Martin eRobertParker.com #230 (Apr 2017)

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.-J.M.
90-93 points
Wine Spectator

A little simple but this shows some attractive blackberry, chocolate and spice character. Medium body and firm tannins. From organically grown grapes.
89-90 points
James Suckling

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.
90-92 points
Wine Enthusiast

The 2016 Fonroque is soft, easygoing and quite pretty, all of which will make it a good choice for drinking pretty much upon release. Succulent dark cherry and plum notes give the wine its juicy, fleshy personality. Hints of mocha, espresso, licorice and spice add layers of nuance, but this is a fruit-driven Saint-Émilion built for near- and medium-term pleasure. The only thing the 2016 lacks is a bit of persistence on the finish.
87-89 points