2016 Fonroque Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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  • WS 93
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  • WE 91
  • JD 91
  • JS 90

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WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2018
The 2016 Fonroque has a medium to deep garnet-purple color and opens with black cherries, kirsch, warm blueberries and spice box scents plus hints of tobacco and pencil lead. Medium-bodied, it has a chewy line and plenty... The 2016 Fonroque has a medium to deep garnet-purple color and opens with black cherries, kirsch, warm blueberries and spice box scents plus hints of tobacco and pencil lead. Medium-bodied, it has a chewy line and plenty of earth-inspired flavors, finishing just a tad grippy. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
DC 93
Decanter, October 2018
This was the last vintage with Alain Moueix as the owner - in 2017 he sold the estate to a French insurance company, although he is likely to continue as consultant for the foreseeable future. This has an impressive... This was the last vintage with Alain Moueix as the owner - in 2017 he sold the estate to a French insurance company, although he is likely to continue as consultant for the foreseeable future. This has an impressive texture right from the start, with silky black and red fruit that's well knitted together, along with coffee and chocolate. It has clear potential but needs time. 30% new oak. 50hl/ha yield. Drinking Window 2024 - 2038 - Jane Anson Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/bordeaux/chateau-fonroque-st-emilion-grand-cru-classe-2016-11189#vvEUcppsviwQhvKs.99
JL 93
TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2017
Clearly, the best wine ever produced at Fonroque. The nose is complicated by hints of marzipan, black raspberry and stone. The wine is silky, fresh and fleshy with length and depth. Read more... Clearly, the best wine ever produced at Fonroque. The nose is complicated by hints of marzipan, black raspberry and stone. The wine is silky, fresh and fleshy with length and depth. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/search-wine-tasting-notes/?szSearch=Fonroque
WS 93
Wine Spectator, January 2019
This has a slightly exotic edge, with warmed fig, crushed plum and steeped raspberry notes, laden with anise, black tea and singed apple wood accents. Though the fruit gushes, this shows focused energy through the finish... This has a slightly exotic edge, with warmed fig, crushed plum and steeped raspberry notes, laden with anise, black tea and singed apple wood accents. Though the fruit gushes, this shows focused energy through the finish, with a latent graphite hint. Drink now through 2035. — J.M.
VN 93
Vinous, January 2019
The 2016 Fonroque has quite a heady, spirituous bouquet of macerated small black cherries, blueberry and crushed violets. The medium-bodied palate offers fleshy ripe black and red fruit laced with orange peel and cedar... The 2016 Fonroque has quite a heady, spirituous bouquet of macerated small black cherries, blueberry and crushed violets. The medium-bodied palate offers fleshy ripe black and red fruit laced with orange peel and cedar, building confidently in the mouth toward a precise finish. Alain Moueix’s Saint-Émilion impressed in barrel and just about delivers in bottle. -- Neal Martin
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast, April 2017
(91 points) 90–92.Barrel Sample. 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.
JD 91
jebdunnuck.com, February 2019
A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2016 Château Fonroque is a pretty, classy wine that has plenty of tobacco and earthy notes, plenty of darker fruits, medium body, and a supple, lightly textured... A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2016 Château Fonroque is a pretty, classy wine that has plenty of tobacco and earthy notes, plenty of darker fruits, medium body, and a supple, lightly textured, balanced style on the palate. It doesn't match the 2015 yet is a beautiful, elegant, nuanced wine to drink over the coming 10-15 years.
JS 90
jamessuckling.com, February 2019
This has a beautifully bright array of red fruit on the nose with a fresh and energetic palate that has plenty of fresh acidity and a fresh, sheet-like kick of tannins. From biodynamically grown grapes. Biodyvin... This has a beautifully bright array of red fruit on the nose with a fresh and energetic palate that has plenty of fresh acidity and a fresh, sheet-like kick of tannins. From biodynamically grown grapes. Biodyvin certified. Try from 2021.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2016