Chateau Fonreaud Listrac-Medoc 2016 Front Label
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Chateau Fonreaud Listrac-Medoc 2016

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750ML / 14% ABV
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750ML / 14% ABV

Winemaker Notes

The classic-style Medoc wine immediately seduces by a beautiful deep ruby color and an elegant nose with fine notes of red fruits and spices. The rich palate reveals a round and racy wine with delicious fruit and vanilla aromas on well-melted, full and velvety tannins.

Blend: 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot

Critical Acclaim

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RP 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2016 Fonreaud is certainly a Listrac that is worth checking out. The bouquet is very well defined with supremely well-integrated oak that allows the terroir to show through. There is a subtle Margaux-like floral scent coming through. The palate is very well balanced with fine tannins and a very good backbone. This Fonreaud is one of the most precise that I have tasted and there is tangible tension all the way through to the refined finish. This Listrac has produced some very fine wines recently and this 2016 could be the best yet.
Barrel Sample: 91-93
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast
Situated at one of the highest points in the Médoc, this estate is one of several owned by the Chanfreau family. This tight, structured wine has dense tannins and smoky, toasty flavors from wood aging. Let this rich wine fully integrate and drink from 2023.
JS 91
James Suckling
A delicate 2016 with hot stones, currants and hints of cedar. Medium to light body. Easy yet firm finish. A blend of 52 per cent cabernet sauvignon, 44 per cent merlot and four per cent petit verdot. Drink in 2020.
D 91
This is from the same stable as Château Lestage, but not a Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel. It shows firm tannins and sappy black fruits with a good sense of direction travelling through the palate.
JD 90
Jeb Dunnuck
The 2016 Château Fonreaud is a terrific Listrac and is up with the top wines from the appellation. Showing the more medium-bodied, elegant style of Listrac, with pretty mulberry and cherry fruits, it has hints of toasted bread and flowers, a rounded, supple texture, and is a totally charming, beautifully balanced 2016 to drink over the coming 8-10 years. It’s far from a blockbuster but it’s a great drink.
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Chateau Fonreaud, France
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The name Fonréaud, which stems from a legend, is located on the rooftop of the Médoc, making it an exceptional estate.

"Fonréaud", called "Font-réaux" in centuries gone by, means "Royal Fountain". Legend has it that in the 12th century, the King of England and husband of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry II Plantagenet, stopped here to quench his thirst and drank from a spring of cool water. The spring still exists in our park today.

The cellars were built in the 17th century, then modified over time. The Chateau replaced the original farm building when then owner Henri Le Blanc de Mauvezin decided to build it in 1850.

The Chateau was built to the plans of Bordeaux architect Garros and completed in 1855. Its very elegant architecture appeals to visitors.

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One of the six appellations of the Haut-Medoc, Listrac has a gentle rise away from the Gironde River and contains some of the highest elevations of the Left Bank. While Cabernet Sauvignon dominates, its clay limestone soils are increasingly planted to Merlot.

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One of the world’s most classic and popular styles of red wine, Bordeaux-inspired blends have spread from their homeland in France to nearly every corner of the New World. Typically based on either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, the best of these are densely hued, fragrant, full of fruit and boast a structure that begs for cellar time. Somm Secret—Blends from Bordeaux are generally earthier compared to those from the New World, which tend to be fruit-dominant.

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