2003 Fombrauge, St-Emilion
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
One would think Fombrauge was a wine to drink in its first decade of life, but this 2003 proves otherwise. Lots of cedar, fruitcake, spice box, black currant and cherry notes jump from the glass of this complex, medium-bodied, silky smooth, fully mature, delicious St.-Emilion. It is a testament to the vision of Bernard Magrez and his consulting oenologist, Michel Rolland. It is a sleeper of the vintage that should last another 4-6 years. (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good red-ruby. Very sexy aromas of raspberry, cherry, truffle, roasted meat, mocha, chocolate and tobacco. Broad and spicy, with impressive flavor intensity and definition for the vintage. Finishes with building tannins and noticeable spicy, charred oak. Serious juice.
Lots of blackberry, earth and roasted fruit on the nose. Full-bodied, with very soft tannins and a long chocolate, berry and vanilla aftertaste. Yummy. Seductive. (JS)