2015 Fonplegade Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • JL 95
  • JS 95
  • JD 94
  • VN 94
  • WA 92
  • WS 92
  • DC 92

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Reg: $58.00

$48.00

In Stock: 6 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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JL 95
TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2018
Black licorice, truffle, smoke, ripe, sweet, dark red berries and cherry notes might be what you notice first. But it is the elegant, sensuous, silky textures that you feel when tasting the fresh, luscious fruits and... Black licorice, truffle, smoke, ripe, sweet, dark red berries and cherry notes might be what you notice first. But it is the elegant, sensuous, silky textures that you feel when tasting the fresh, luscious fruits and salty tannins, with its length and purity that leaves the biggest impression. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=2015&wine=Chateau%20Fonplegade
JS 95
jamessuckling.com, February 2018
A gorgeous and layered red showcasing blackberry, blueberry and mineral aromas and flavors. It’s full-bodied and polished with impressive tannins. Shows the flamboyance of the estate. Give it time to come around. From... A gorgeous and layered red showcasing blackberry, blueberry and mineral aromas and flavors. It’s full-bodied and polished with impressive tannins. Shows the flamboyance of the estate. Give it time to come around. From organic grapes. Drink in 2022.
JD 94
jebdunnuck.com, November 2017
Almost all Merlot (there's 5% Cabernet Franc) from a terrific site situated between Angelus and Pavie (this is prime Saint-Emilion terroir!), the 2015 Château Fonplegade is a rich, opulent beauty that comes across as... Almost all Merlot (there's 5% Cabernet Franc) from a terrific site situated between Angelus and Pavie (this is prime Saint-Emilion terroir!), the 2015 Château Fonplegade is a rich, opulent beauty that comes across as amazingly elegant and weightless for a wine of this size. Cassis, toasted spices, dried earth, and lots of floral nuances all emerge from this full-bodied Saint-Emilion that has notable purity and freshness, ripe tannin, and a great finish. It's blockbuster stuff that needs to be snatched up by readers. Give bottles 2-3 years and enjoy over the following 15-20 years. Tasted twice.
VN 94
Vinous, February 2018
Even better from bottle than it was from barrel, the 2015 Fonplégade is absolutely gorgeous. Rich and sumptuous, but superbly refined, the 2015 exudes class. The dark cherry, plum, espresso, rose petal and blood orange... Even better from bottle than it was from barrel, the 2015 Fonplégade is absolutely gorgeous. Rich and sumptuous, but superbly refined, the 2015 exudes class. The dark cherry, plum, espresso, rose petal and blood orange notes open up effortlessly. Time in the glass brings out the wine's underlying brightness, tension and energy. Everything about the 2015 speaks to balance. This is a superb showing from proprietors Stephen and Denise Adams and their team, which includes both Stéphane Derenoncourt and Michel Rolland.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2018
92+ Made almost exclusively from Merlot with just a 5% splash of Cabernet Franc, the 2015 Fonplegade is deep garnet-purple in color with a very pretty nose of red and black currants, wild thyme, charcuterie, earth and... 92+ Made almost exclusively from Merlot with just a 5% splash of Cabernet Franc, the 2015 Fonplegade is deep garnet-purple in color with a very pretty nose of red and black currants, wild thyme, charcuterie, earth and floral notes plus a fair amount of cedary notions in the background. Medium to full-bodied, it's wonderfully elegant, fine and fresh in the mouth with arresting purity and depth, finishing just a little woody. Give it 3-5 years for the oak to marry and the fruit to come to the forefront, and drink it over the next 10 to 15+ years. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
WS 92
Wine Spectator, January 2018
This is richly layered, offering boysenberry, fig and cassis flavors that stay fresh and focused, with fine chalky minerality buried throughout. Best from 2020 through 2030. — J.M.
DC 92
Decanter,
Lots of oak here, compared to the other St-Emilion in the tasting, but at GCC level I guess the expectation is for a longer life; you can sense the sleek plum and black cherry beneath. No qualms at all: a classy young... Lots of oak here, compared to the other St-Emilion in the tasting, but at GCC level I guess the expectation is for a longer life; you can sense the sleek plum and black cherry beneath. No qualms at all: a classy young wine, tight-sewn, rich, and I expect it will begin to turn truffley in half a decade or so. Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/bordeaux/chateau-fonplegade-st-emilion-1er-grand-cru-classe-2015-14384#kPgQ4GiGB1zdQyx6.99
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint-Emilion
Vintage 2015
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork