2020 Fonplegade Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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JA 95 DC 94 JS 94 JD 94 JL 94 VN 94 WE 93 WA 92
JA 95

janeanson.com, January 2023

Gorgeous, totally fulfilling its En Primeur promise. This has a mix of fresh, vibrant floral aromatics, with peony and raspberry leaf, set against concentrated plush damson plum and raspberry fruits with a kick of wet...
DC 94

Decanter, February 2023

A sweetness to the blackcurrant fruit on the nose; perfumed, aromatic and interesting. Ripe and rich, this is a bold style, there’s clear power, concentration and drive. High-toned ripe fruit with spice from the tannins...
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, December 2022

Attractive aromas of ripe black and blue fruit with crushed violets, walnut and dark chocolate. Some dried leaves, too. Medium- to full-bodied with a plush and supple palate that offers an array of ripe, racy tannins and...
JD 94

jebdunnuck.com, March 2023

Utterly classic notes of red and black cherries, chocolate, tobacco, and spicy wood emerge from the 2020 Château Fonplégade, a medium-bodied, pure, balanced, elegant Saint-Emilion that comes from a gorgeous terroir on the...
JL 94

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2023

The showy nose wants your attention due to its essence of flowers, minerals, licorice, mint leaf, and red fruits. On the palate, the wine is silky, fresh, and vibrant. Concentrated, rich, yet elegant, and light on its...
VN 94

Vinous, February 2023

The 2020 Fonplégade is elegant, gracious and lifted, just as it was from barrel. Bright acids lend notable energy in this silky, nuanced Saint-Émilion. Crushed red berry fruit, cinnamon, mint and blood orange are all...
WE 93

Wine Enthusiast, April 2023

This dense wine has some serious tannins as well as layers of black fruits. Its acidity and freshness are impeccable giving finesse and a balance of fine acidity and structure. Drink from 2027. ROGER VOSS
WA 92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2023

Another successful vintage for this estate, the 2020 Fonplégade delivers aromas of cherries, plums, licorice and pencil shavings, follow by a medium to full-bodied, deep and refined palate that concludes with a saline...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

The 2020 Fonplegade is a captivating Bordeaux Blend that hails from the esteemed region of Saint Emilion in Bordeaux, France. With its deep, ruby red color, this wine is a visual delight, enticing the senses even before the first sip. The wine is sealed with a traditional cork closure, adding to the sense of elegance and tradition.

On the nose, the 2020 Fonplegade reveals a symphony of aromas. Cherries, plums, and licorice dance together, creating a captivating bouquet. Subtle notes of pencil shavings add a touch of complexity, while a hint of floral essence brings a delicate allure. This wine is truly a sensory experience.

Upon tasting, the Fonplegade showcases its medium to full-bodied nature, with a deep and refined palate. The flavors of ripe black and blue fruit take center stage, accompanied by crushed violets, walnut, and dark chocolate. Dried leaves add an earthy element, while racy tannins provide a tantalizing crunch. The wine is structured and focused, with a juicy finish that lingers on the palate.

Renowned wine critics have praised the 2020 Fonplegade for its exceptional quality and character. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it an impressive score of 92, noting its elegance and refined finish. Decanter gave it a score of 94, commending its bold style and long length. James Suckling also awarded it 94 points, highlighting its attractive aromas and supple palate.

This wine is capable of aging effortlessly for two decades or more, but it can also be enjoyed in its youth for those who simply cannot wait. Whether savored now or cellared for future enjoyment, the 2020 Fonplegade is a wine that embodies the essence of Bordeaux and the artistry of winemaking.