2011 Fonplégade, St-Emilion (1.5L)

SKU #1160257 92 points James Suckling

 Shows serious concentration of fruit for the vintage, with a medium to full body, fine tannins and a juicy finish. Beautiful, pure fruit, with licorice and berries. Needs a few years to come together: try in 2017.  (2/2014)

90 points Wine Spectator

 Delivers a gorgeous bolt of raspberry ganache, with blueberry and plum compote notes, lined with anise and carrying through a briary, spice-infused finish. This has ample grip and more than enough flesh, offering lovely fruit and a rather suave feel. A strong showing for the vintage. Best from 2016 through 2026.  (3/2014)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The resurrection and rebound in quality of Fonplegade under the Adams family of America, who hired consulting oenologist Michel Rolland, has been remarkable. The 2011 continues to provide convincing evidence of their commitment to quality. Slightly more narrowly constructed than usual, it possesses good purity along with lots of red and black fruits and minerality in a medium-bodied, compact style. Nevertheless, it should age nicely for a decade or more.  (4/2014)

Wine Enthusiast

 This is a rich, soft, full-bodied wine with smooth tannins and fat plum fruits.  (4/2012)

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Staff Image By: Alex Pross | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/5/2014 | Send Email
This is an up-and-coming property. They have a new rich American owner and a great young director in Jean-Christophe Meyrou, and with the help of famed oenologist Michel Rolland some great things are happening here. Desides being an incredible value, it is also one of the best wines we tasted on our entire trip. Black raspberry, plum, spice and red berry fruit, all perfectly integrated. Noticeable tannins, but layered and integrated well. Very tasty and racy; this wine is so sleek and seductive it feels like a super model.

Staff Image By: Trey Beffa | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/5/2014 | Send Email
Dark and inky in the mouth, graphite and slate, minerals sweet minerals. Still very tannic on the finish and big. Should age well--there is enough fruit to cellar. Great freshness.

Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/5/2014 | Send Email
**V This property is on a roll. A must-buy 2011.

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Saint Emilion