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Date Printed: 9/19/2014
Chateau Fonroque  2005
Chateau Fonroque 2005
(search item no. 100722)
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Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $44.99

Winemaker's Notes:

A very dark red hue with garnet tinges. The colour is deep with beautiful vividness. It is relatively expressive on the nose with aromas of blackberry, liquorice and sweet spices. The wine is rich and smooth with pleasantly plump tannin and velvety-smooth texture.?Despite tremendous concentration, the wine remains elegant and expresses the minerality of its terroir whilst preserving lovely freshness.

The finish is extremely stylish and promises good balance for ageing.

Ageing potential: between 3 and 40 years!

My Notes:

About Château Fonroque:

Château Fonroque is the birthplace of the Moueix family in Saint-Emilion. This property was bought in 1931 by Jean and Adèle, the great grandparents of Alain Moueix, who is now director of this lovely wine estate.

In 2005, as a logical progression of all the procedures undertaken by Alain Moueix and his team, biodynamic methods were implemented for the entire vineyard (started in 2002).

For Alain Moueix, this type of viticulture brings more coherence to his commitment to ecological and high-quality winegrowing. His motivations take into account the environment, the durability of the soils and an aim to bring out the best expression of the terroir as well as the intensity and fine balance of the wines.