2016 - Ch Fonbadet Cru Bourgeois Pauillac
06B6FORB _ 2016 - Ch Fonbadet Cru Bourgeois Pauillac - 12x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Fonbadet
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ PV / Malbec
Drinking
2022 - 2033
Case size
12x75cl
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2016 CH FONBADET CRU BOURGEOIS PAUILLAC - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Fonbadet
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ PV / Malbec
Drinking
2022 - 2033
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £374.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, May 2020

    Deep opaque colour. Rich and flamboyant dark berry fruit aromas. A very deep intense palate, full of dark bramble characters, with a hint of dark liquorice and toffee. Very textured and broad, with tightly composed Pauillac tannic structure. A full and concentrated wine, with energy and life. A really fine example of the 2016 vintage, deep, fine balance and a lovely touch of freshness on the finish. A great reflection of Pauillac at an exceptional price.

  • NM1

    Neal Martin, January 2019,
    Score: 91+

    The 2016 Fonbadet has a ripe, generous bouquet featuring layers of toasty black fruit and a light graphite note in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, well balanced and focused, and quite saline in the mouth, leading to a nicely detailed finish. This might improve in the future. 2020 - 2036

  • NM

    Neal Martin, October 2018,
    Score: 91

    The 2016 Fonbadet has a generous blackberry and raspberry scented bouquet with a lovely pressed iris/violet component coming through. The palate is well balanced with fine tannin, a seam of pencil lead threaded through the black fruit with a short but precise finish. Classic Pauillac. 2020 - 2035

  • AG1

    Antonio Galloni, January 2019,
    Score: 93

    The 2016 Fonbadet is absolutely lovely. Soft curves and a good dose of sweet red cherry jam make a strong opening statement. Lavender, rose petal, spice, leather and chocolate all flesh out as this effortless, racy Pauillac shows off its alluring personality. A wine of total seduction, the 2016 will prove impossible to resist pretty much upon release. Tasted three times. 2020 - 2036

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, April 2018,
    Score: 89-92

    The 2016 Fonbadet is soft and supple, featuring succulent red/bluish-hued berry fruits that are nicely pushed forward. Silky and pliant, the 2016 offers tons of near- and medium-term appeal. Although not especially complex, the 2016 is absolutely delicious. Michel Rolland is the consultant. Tasted two times.

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, November 2018,
    Score: 91

    Aged in 50% new French oak barrels and blended of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Fonbadet offers up expressive notions of warm plums, blackberries and kirsch plus unsmoked cigars and spice cake scents with a waft of dusty soil. Medium-bodied and laden with juicy black fruits plus loads of spicy accents, it has a finely grained, approachable texture and great length. Drink Date 2019 - 2032

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Producer

Château Fonbadet

Region

Pauillac

Due south of St Estèphe lies the appellation of Pauillac, the king of Left Bank communes. It is home to three first growths as well as a plethora of other classified growths. Pauillac's renowned well-draining, gravelly soils enable its dominant grape Cabernet Sauvignon to reach fantastic heights of complexity and concentration. As a result, Pauilac's wines tend to be full-bodied with compact tannins and good freshness. Its aromatics are often what one associates with classic Bordeaux: pencil shavings, black currant and occasional mint. Some of the most famous châteaux of the commune are Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild, Pichon Baron, Pichon Lalande and Lynch Bages.