2014 Fombrauge, St-Emilion (Previously $30)

SKU #1315369 93 points Vinous

 The 2014 Fombrauge is dark, sensual and inviting. Plum, black cherry, smoke, tobacco and cedar are some of the many notes that flesh out in the glass. Sumptuous and racy, the 2014 exudes finesse and nuance, but with plenty of the Magrez signature richness. Stylistically, the Fombrauge is a bit more finessed than the Magrez-Fombrauge, which is not a bad thing, as these wines are born with so much natural richness. Tasted three times. (AG)  (2/2017)

92 points James Suckling

 Intense aromas of blueberries, blackberries and flowers follow through to a full to medium body, tight and chewy tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Tight and linear. Pretty polish to this. Drink in 2020.  (2/2017)

Jancis Robinson

 Dark crimson. Rich palate entry with some roundness. This tastes a little more of winemaking than terroir but the winemaking is good! Great texture and energy. (JR)  (4/2015)

Wine Spectator

 This has a solid core of enticing raspberry, plum and blackberry pâte de fruit notes, underscored by singed tobacco and apple wood accents. Shows good energy through the finish despite the heft. (JM)  (3/2017)

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Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/8/2017 | Send Email
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Bernard Magrez has another winner here. Oaky and spicy, but in perfect balance. A sweet, new wave entry that needs a year or two in the cellar.
Drink from 2018 to 2030

Staff Image By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/27/2017 | Send Email
Here is a flashy, rich but balanced bargain filled with flavors and aromas of cocoa, espresso, black raspberry, vanilla and oak in a big, modern style. The structure here is blanketed by masses of creamy, toasty fruit in this hard to resist youngster. From the folks at Chateau Pape Clement.

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Specific Appellation:

Saint Emilion