2017 Fonplegade Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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REVIEWS

JL 95 JL 94 VN 94 JS 93 WA 93 WS 93 DC 92 JD 91
JL 95

TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2018

(93-95) Floral in nature, you'll also find licorice, spice box, sandalwood and plummy aromatics on the nose. On the palate, the wine is fresh with an intense mineral character. Once past the rocks and stones, the red...
JL 94

TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2018

Floral in nature, you'll also find licorice, spice box, sandalwood and plummy aromatics on the nose. On the palate, the wine is fresh with an intense mineral character. Once past the rocks and stones, the red fruits are...
VN 94

Vinous, March 2020

The 2017 Fonplégade is classy, polished and simply impeccable in its balance. The Fonplégade is not a huge wine, but it has really gained in finesse over the course of its aging. Sweet red cherry, pomegranate, blood...
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, January 2020

Some smoky, graphite and gunflint notes here with tobacco and light beef bouillon, as well as red plums and dark cherries. The palate has a very smooth and plush bed of ripe tannin, carrying rich red-plum flavors, amid a...
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2020

(93+ points) Blended of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Fonplegade rolls out of the glass with pronounced notes of plum preserves, baked black cherries and mulberries plus hints of...
WS 93

Wine Spectator, April 2018

(90-93) Open-knit, with light anise, tea and cinnamon hints leading off, followed by gently mulled cherry and plum fruit. Lively acidity is embedded on the finish. -JM
DC 92

Decanter, April 2018

Another great vintage from an estate that has been firing on all cylinders over the past few vintages, aided by consultants Michel Rolland and Stéphane Derenoncourt. There's a gorgeous vibrant colour here with violet...
JD 91

jebdunnuck.com, February 2020

From a wonderful, hillside, limestone terroir and just about all Merlot (there’s 5% Cabernet Franc), the 2017 Chateau Fonplegade sports a deep ruby/purple hue as well as a plump, fruit-forward, opulent style on the...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork