Vine Republic

Chateau Fonbadet Pauillac 2016

  • we94
  • wa91
Chateau Fonbadet Pauillac 2016

SKU 3511061666601


Category Red Wine
Region France, Bordeaux, Pauillac
Brand Chateau Fonbadet
Alcohol/vol 13%
  • we94

Wine EnthusiastThis 50-acre, family-owned property is surrounded by some of the most famous names in Pauillac. The wine shares some of the same fine Cabernet Sauvignon flavors, ripe with intense black-currant fruitiness that partners with dusty tannins and acidity. It's a wine for aging. Do not expect to drink before 2025.

Roger Voss, May 2019
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateAged 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.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, November 2018