2018 Fonbadet Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
2018 Fonbadet Bordeaux Blend
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  • VN 94
  • JD 92
  • JL 92
  • DC 91
  • JS 91
  • WA 91

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$39.94

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ETA: Nov. 2021

Reg: $49.94

$39.94

In Stock: 24+ btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Nov. 2021

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VN 94
Vinous, March 2021
The 2018 Fonbadet is superb. Classically elegant and refined, the 2018 graces the palate with exquisite finesse right out of the gate. Red berry, floral, blood orange and minty flavors convey freshness as the 2018 opens...   The 2018 Fonbadet is superb. Classically elegant and refined, the 2018 graces the palate with exquisite finesse right out of the gate. Red berry, floral, blood orange and minty flavors convey freshness as the 2018 opens in the glass. Bright acids perk up the nuanced, persistent finish. Readers won't find too many 2018s that are this delicate, sensual and flat-out charming. -- Antonio Galloni  
JD 92
jebdunnuck.com, March 2021
(92+ points) The 2018 Château Fonbadet is a Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated blend that includes 25% Merlot, all brought up in 50% new French oak. It has a closed, tight, yet promising style that carries lots of darker berry...   (92+ points) The 2018 Château Fonbadet is a Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated blend that includes 25% Merlot, all brought up in 50% new French oak. It has a closed, tight, yet promising style that carries lots of darker berry fruits, scorched earth, graphite, and mineral-like aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, it's beautifully balanced and has lots of fine-grained tannins, solid mid-palate depth, and a great finish. Still holding things relatively close to its vest, it's going to benefit from 4-6 years of bottle age and keep for two decades.  
JL 92
TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2021
Flowers, smoke, licorice, thyme, tobacco and red fruits are readily available. Full-bodied, with layers of ripe, juicy, sweet cassis, cigar wrapper and cedar, round tannins and a juicy finish. Read more...   Flowers, smoke, licorice, thyme, tobacco and red fruits are readily available. Full-bodied, with layers of ripe, juicy, sweet cassis, cigar wrapper and cedar, round tannins and a juicy finish. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=2018&wine=Chateau%20Fonbadet  
DC 91
Decanter, April 2019
This really is a successful Fonbadet full of rich dark liquorice that feels extremely typical of the appellation. The tannins are present but not rustic with a sense of vibrancy and uplift through the finish alongside a...   This really is a successful Fonbadet full of rich dark liquorice that feels extremely typical of the appellation. The tannins are present but not rustic with a sense of vibrancy and uplift through the finish alongside a quickening feeling of slate minerality. A yield of 55hl/ha suggests there was such natural ripeness in this vintage that low yields were not necessary to get this intensity of flavour. No need to wait too long to get going on this.  
JS 91
jamessuckling.com, March 2021
Aromas of dark fruit, herbs and some sandalwood. It’s full-bodied with firm, fine tannins. Savory ending. A little in reserve and tight now. Try after 2024.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2021
(91+ points) A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot and aged in 50% new oak, the deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Fonbadet rolls effortless out of the glass with evocative scents of stewed black plums...   (91+ points) A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot and aged in 50% new oak, the deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Fonbadet rolls effortless out of the glass with evocative scents of stewed black plums, blackcurrant cordial and chocolate-covered cherries, with wafts of cedar chest, star anise and cinnamon stick. The medium to full-bodied palate coats the mouth with spicy black fruits, supported by grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing savory. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork