Château de Fonbel

Château de Fonbel

St-Emilion Grand Cru 2023

Bordeaux, France

Regular price£79.00
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Duty Status
Style: Red Drink from:
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Packaging: OWC Stock arriving: Spring 2026
Critic scores
89-91 RP, 88-90 NM, 90-92 AG, 92-93 JS
Critic reviews
"A slightly reduced, elegant bouquet of iris, gentian, licorice and spices intermixed with exuberant notes of violet preface the 2023 Fonbel, a medium to full-bodied, elegant and tense wine with a juicy core of fruit and a long, ethereal finish characterized by vertical energy. This is a blend of 64% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Carmenère. It’s a great bottle in the making."
Yohan Castaing, April 2024,

"The 2023 Château de Fonbel was picked from September 12 to October 5. It has a straightforward bouquet with predominantly black fruit, hints of licorice and subtle gravel scents. It’s finely delineated if missing a little power. The palate is medium-bodied and fleshy with pliant tannins, closing with a gentle and lightly spiced finish. Drink it over the next decade."
Neal Martin, April 2024,

"The 2023 de Fonbel is an exotic wine, perhaps because of its varietal blend of 64% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Carménère. Rose petal, mint, lavender and dried herbs open in the bouquet. I find the tannins a bit severe on the finish, but perhaps élevage will take care of some of that."
Antonio Galloni, April 2024,

"Very pretty with pure cassis and sliced orange character. Medium body, fine tannins and a polished finish. Balanced and fresh. Some stone and salty undertones. 64% merlot, 28% cabernet sauvignon and 8% carmenere."
James Suckling, April 2024, James

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Antonio Galloni,
Allan Meadows,
Gus McLean,
Jane Anson,
Jeb Dunnuck,
Jancis Robinson,
James Suckling,
Lisa Perrotti-Brown,
Neal Martin,
Tim Atkin,

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