2010 Fonplegade Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 6L
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JD 96 JS 94 JL 94 WA 94 DC 91
JD 96

jebdunnuck.com, November 2017

A true “Wow!” wine from the American Adam’s family, who acquired this estate a little over a decade ago, the 2010 Château Fonplegade is the normal blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc brought up in plenty of new...
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, March 2016

This shows wonderful balance for this estate with blueberry, licorice and flowers. Full body, very fine tannins and a clean, fresh finish. Better in 2017.
JL 94

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2017

Continuing to flesh out, the wine is rich, concentrated and fresh, with depth of flavor, silky, dark plums and licorice galore. A few more years will make this even better!94 Read more...
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013

94+ Concentrated black fruits intermixed with spring flowers, some high class, subtle toasty oak, graphite and a touch of blackberry and cassis all jump from the glass of this dense, full-bodied, formidably endowed...
DC 91

Decanter, March 2020

A touch tight and even reduced at first, it takes a moment to clear to reveal dense layers of black fruits, graphite and bristling tannins. Concentrated and intense, clearly a reflection of the impressive structural clout...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2010
Size 6L
Percent alcohol 15%

Introducing the 2010 Fonplegade Bordeaux Blend, a remarkable wine hailing from the prestigious Saint Emilion region of Bordeaux, France. This exquisite red wine showcases the true artistry and craftsmanship of the renowned Fonplegade winery, captivating both the palate and the senses.

In the glass, the 2010 Fonplegade exhibits a deep, alluring red color, hinting at the concentration and complexity that awaits. Aromas of concentrated black fruits dance gracefully with the delicate scent of spring flowers, creating a sensory symphony that is both alluring and elegant. Subtle toasty oak notes and a touch of blackberry and cassis add depth and dimension to the bouquet, making this wine truly captivating from the first sip.

On the palate, the 2010 Fonplegade reveals its full-bodied nature, showcasing its formidable structure and undeniable power. Concentrated black fruits take center stage, enveloping the palate with their richness and intensity. Graphite and hints of high-class, subtle toasty oak add layers of complexity, while the wine's massive presence demands attention and admiration. With a touch of bright acidity providing balance and freshness, this wine displays remarkable poise and finesse.

The 2010 Fonplegade is a wine that demands patience and a discerning palate. While it is already showing great potential, it is recommended to cellar this wine for another 5-7 years to fully appreciate its depth and longevity. In fact, esteemed wine critic Robert Parker suggests that this could be one of the longest-lived wines ever made at Fonplegade, with the potential to last 25-30 or more years.

With an alcohol percentage of 15.0, this wine showcases the richness and opulence that is characteristic of the 2010 vintage. It is a true "Wow!" wine, as described by Jeb Dunnuck, and a testament to the dedication and passion of the American Adam's family, who acquired the estate over a decade ago.

Indeed, the 2010 Fonplegade is a wine that commands attention and respect. Its complexity, depth, and potential for longevity make it a standout among Bordeaux blends. Whether enjoyed now with decanting or patiently cellared for years to come, this wine promises a truly extraordinary experience for the discerning wine enthusiast.