2019 Fonplegade Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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DC 95 JS 95 JL 95 VN 95 JA 94 JD 94 WE 94 WS 92 WA 91 VN 91
DC 95

Decanter, April 2022

Gorgeous aromatics include cherry, aniseed and menthol freshness, in a medium-bodied palate evoking Burgundian refinement. There is a whiff of oak in the initial, powerful attack, but then the wine broadly coats the...
JS 95

jamessuckling.com, January 2022

Plums, dark cherries, blueberries, cedar, amber, dried herbs and baking spices on the nose. Full-bodied with plush tannins. Structured, balanced and intense. It has a polished, rich core of dark and blue fruit and a long...
JL 95

TheWineCellarInsider.com, June 2020

(93-95 points) Black raspberries, plums, flowers, smoke, crushed rocks, vanilla and stones open the nose. On the palate, you find silky tannins, sweet red, polished, soft, ripe fruits that express purity over power...
VN 95

Vinous, February 2022

The 2019 Fonplégade is elegant, refined and full of character. Sweet dark cherry, chocolate, leather, spice, menthol and licorice build effortlessly in the glass. Fonplégade is a Saint-Émilion that emphasizes elegance...
JA 94

janeanson.com, November 2021

Fragrant violet and peony floral notes that hug the palate from beginning to end, adding a lightness of touch to the density and flesh of the damson and raspberry fruits. I noted en Primeur that there is less generosity...
JD 94

jebdunnuck.com, April 2022

From a great terroir on the south-facing hillside just outside of the village, the 2019 Château Fonplégade has pretty notes of ripe black cherries, cassis, spring flowers, sandalwood, and classy oak. I love the nose, and...
WE 94

Wine Enthusiast, October 2022

A fine texture with rich tannins and powerful structure give this wine its richness. The wine, under the ownership of Californians Denise and Stephen Adams, is concentrated and juicy, superripe, a sign of the high...
WS 92

Wine Spectator, March 2022

Shows the thickly textured dark fruit of the vintage, with steeped plum and blackberry notes cruising through slowly, carried by alder, loam and tobacco threads. Gains nuance as it airs in the glass, showing light chalky...
WA 91

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2022

Aromas of ripe cherries, licorice, crème de cassis, burning embers and loamy soil introduce the 2019 Fonplegade, a medium to full-bodied, muscular wine that's rich and powerful, reflecting its clay-rich soils. It's a...
VN 91

Vinous, February 2023

The 2019 Fonplégade has a cohesive and well-defined nose of red berry fruit, sous-bois and dry tobacco, the oak neatly folded into the fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with a little chewiness on the entry, fine acidity...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2019
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork

The 2019 Fonplegade is a remarkable Bordeaux Blend from the esteemed region of Saint Emilion in Bordeaux, France. This red wine showcases the expertise and craftsmanship of the renowned producer, Fonplegade.

In the glass, the wine displays a deep and alluring red color, hinting at its richness and depth. The aromatics are captivating, with notes of plums, dark cherries, and blueberries wafting from the glass. These vibrant fruit aromas are complemented by hints of cedar, amber, dried herbs, and baking spices, adding layers of complexity to the nose.

On the palate, the 2019 Fonplegade is full-bodied and exquisitely structured. The plush tannins provide a velvety texture that coats the mouth, while maintaining a balanced and harmonious profile. The wine showcases a polished, rich core of dark and blue fruit flavors, which unfold gracefully on the palate. The finish is long and flavorful, leaving a lasting impression.

Notable wine critics have praised this vintage. James Suckling awarded it an impressive score of 95 points, describing it as intense and balanced. Jeb Dunnuck also awarded it a score of 94 points, praising its complexity, nuance, and sweet, velvety tannins. Jeff Leve gave it a score of 95 points, highlighting its finesse, purity, and medium-bodied style.

The 2019 Fonplegade is a wine that will continue to evolve and develop with time. It is recommended to wait until 2025 to fully appreciate its potential. However, for those who can't resist the allure of a young Bordeaux, it already offers immense pleasure.

Overall, the 2019 Fonplegade is a wine that exemplifies elegance and refinement. It is a testament to the exceptional terroir of Saint Emilion and the skillful winemaking of Fonplegade. This wine is truly a treasure from Bordeaux, and a must-have for any wine enthusiast's collection.