2022 Ch de Fonbel Grand Cru St Emilion - 12x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château de Fonbel
  • Region St Emilion
  • Drinking 2025 - 2036
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available En Primeur

2022 - Ch de Fonbel Grand Cru St Emilion - 12x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château de Fonbel
  • Region St Emilion
  • Drinking 2025 - 2036
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available En Primeur
Case price: £185.00 In Bond
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  • Wine Advocate, April 2023, Score: 89-91

    Exhibiting aromas of plums, raspberries and cherries along with an attractive top note of violets, the 2022 Fonbel is medium to full-bodied, fleshy and taut, with youthfully chewy tannins and a long, penetrating finish.

  • Antonio Galloni, April 2023, Score: 90-92

    The 2022 De Fonbel is gorgeous. Rich, plummy and super-expressive, Fonbel is an absolute delight in 2022. Succulent red cherry, plum, spice, rose petal and mocha are nicely pushed forward. The 2022 is a supple, charming Saint-Émilion that will drink well with minimal cellaring. In this tasting it is an absolute delight. The blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Carménère works so well here. Drink 2027-2042

  • Goedhuis, April 2023, Score: 91-93

    This well placed 16-hectare estate to the south of the town of St Emilion is always a go-to value for money St Emilion wine. The predominance of clay-based soils clearly aided the vines as there is no sign of water stress. An excellent tension and chewy integrity of tannins, with flavours of damson and cherry with a finish of mocha and fresh coffee. Accessible and should be ready to drink comparatively young.

  • James Suckling, April 2023, Score: 92-93

    A juicy and flavorful red with lots of red fruits, currants, cloves and some nutmeg. It's full and layered with lots of fruit. 85% merlot, 10% cabernet sauvignon and 5% carmenere.

  • Jancis Robinson, April 2023, Score: 16+

    Deep crimson hue. Fragrant and fresh like Simard but a bit more grip and length on the finish. Just the right amount of mid-palate sweetness. Normally GV. (JL) 14% Drink 2026 – 2034

  • Jeb Dunnuck, April 2023, Score: 90-92

    The 2022 Château De Fonbel is based on 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Carmenère. Ripe black cherries, redcurrants, tobacco, chocolate, and some chalky earth all define the aromatics, and it's another rich, medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured, elegant, layered 2022 with tons of character.

  • Matthew Jukes, April 2023, Score: 17+

    More structured and reticent on the nose, this is a more challenging and more formal wine than Simard (from the same portfolio), with fine-grained tannins that start their performance early in proceedings. Nicely balanced and darker in tone, this is a classic Vauthier-shaped wine with superb freshness and lift and some real grunt in the mid-palate. This is a terrific effort from Fonbel.


Château de Fonbel

Owned by Alain Vauthier of renowned Château Ausone, Château de Fonbel's vineyards lie directly below those of its most illustrious neighbour. The same care is taken into its vineyard management and winemaking which is discernible in its wine style. Yet, it is a mere fraction of the price making it very good value year-in and year-out.


St Emilion

South of Pomerol lies the medieval, perched village of St Emilion. Surrounding St Emilion are vines that produce round, rich and often hedonistic wines. Despite a myriad of soil types, two main ones dominate - the gravelly, limestone slopes that delve down to the valley from the plateau and the valley itself which is comprised of limestone, gravel, clay and sand. Despite St Emilion's popularity today, it was not until the 1980s to early 1990s that attention was brought to this region. Robert Parker, the famous wine critic, began reviewing their Merlot-dominated wines and giving them hefty scores. The rest is history as they say. Similar to the Médoc, there is a classification system in place which dates from 1955 and outlines several levels of quality. These include its regional appellation of St Emilion, St Emilion Grand Cru, St Emilion Grand Cru Classé and St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, which is further divided into "A" (Ausone and Cheval Blanc) and "B" (including Angélus, Canon, Figeac and a handful of others). To ensure better accuracy, the classification is redone every 10 years enabling certain châteaux to be upgraded or downgraded depending on on the quality of their more recent vintages.