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2005 de Fonbel, St-Émilion

SKU #1036431 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark A sleeper of the vintage, Ausone’s proprietor, Alain Vauthier, produces this beautiful St.-Emilion. It possesses a sumptuous bouquet of crushed rocks, incense, raspberries, boysenberries, and a touch of cherries. Some earthiness intrudes on the palate, but it adds complexity and nuance rather than detracting from the wine’s beautiful fruit. Medium to full-bodied, with admirable elegance and purity as well as ripe tannin, this beauty can be enjoyed over the next 15+ years. (RP) Inner quote mark (4/2008)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Leathery, perfumed, smoothed tannins. On the lighter side of medium body. Soft and drinkable. (RH) Inner quote mark (2/2011)

Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Has subtle violet and blackberry aromas, with a hint of ripe plum. Full- to medium-bodied, with pretty tannins and a fruity, subtle finish. There's lots of Indian spices as well. Refined. Best after 2010. (JS, Web-2008) Inner quote mark


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