2016 Chateau Fombrauge
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale: $29.94 (was: $39.94)*
Chateau Fombrauge's “simply impeccable” 2016 (Vinous) proves that Bordeaux’s Right Bank still cannot be beat for value! Given the clear recent trajectory of this on the rise chateau, fans from Bordeaux to Napa need to grab this by the case. For under thirty bucks and with double 94pt scores, this is arguably one of the top QPRs of the wonderful 2016 vintage.
This “exquisite, mid-weight Saint-Emilion” (Vinous) is the sort of savvy find that we are always on the lookout for, since it punches well above its humble price point. Chateau Fombrauge was once known only for having one of the largest vineyards in Saint Emilion, but Bernard Magrez has transformed the estate into “one of the stars of the appellation” according to Parker.
The new era of Chateau Fombrauge is developing a terrific track record, and the 2016 will develop further for another 10-15+. Here's your chances to stock up at the best price around and savor this "incredibly delicious" effort for many years to come. Cheers!
94 points, Vinous: "The 2016 Fombrauge has come together beautifully during its aging and is now a much more refined wine than it was from barrel. Sweet red berry fruit, mocha, espresso, mint and floral notes all grace this exquisite, mid-weight Saint-Émilion. The 2016 is simply impeccable, not to mention incredibly delicious. There is not much more to it than that. Tasted two times." - Antonio Galloni
94 points, James Suckling: "There’s a very rich and powerful core of red-plum and mulberry aromas and flavors here, delivering an assertive and very shimmery, polished palate. Great tannin texture. Long and regal. Every bit as good as the 2015, but more lively in 2016. Try from 2023."
*Offer publication date September 18, 2020. Pricing and availability subject to change.