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2015 Chateau Fonreaud ListracBlend from France

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"Château Fonréaud is well-known for its historic vineyard and the quality of its wines. Its name comes from a legend, and it enjoys a privileged location on the highest point i...

  • 92 Neal Martin - Vinous Media
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"The 2015 Fonréaud is a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot cropped at 38Hl/Ha. It has a clean and fresh raspberry coulis, cranberry and strawberry scented bouquet with cedar and tobacco scents interwoven. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, good depth, nicely structured but not unapproachable. It feels long and tender in the mouth with a crisp saline finish. This Listrac is just as good as it was at last year's Cru Bourgeois tasting. Tasted at the Oenoconseil tasting room in Bordeaux."

Product Description:

"Château Fonréaud is well-known for its historic vineyard and the quality of its wines. Its name comes from a legend, and it enjoys a privileged location on the highest point in the Médoc.

Fonréaud, was formerly called Font-réaux, meaning “royal fountain”. A legend tells us that in the 12th century, the King of England (probably Henry II Plantagenet, the husband of Eleanor of Aquitaine) quenched his thirst from a spring he found on the grounds.

The chateau was built in 1855 by Henri Le Blanc de Mauvesin according to plans drawn by the architect Louis-Michel Garros. It will charm you by the elegance of its architecture.

Leo Chanfreau bought the estate in 1962. Today, Jean and Marie-Hélène Chanfreau are carrying his work.

Year after year the vineyard has been improved: the Cabernet Sauvignon produces a very intense wine, the hint of Petit Verdot adds spicy notes and intensify the fruity taste of the Merlot.

Thanks to a subtle blend of grape varieties, the terroir comes through beautifully in round wines with ripe tannin, fine structure that develops beautifully on the palate." - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 107918
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region Listrac
Ratings

92 - Neal Martin - Vinous Media

Vintage 2015
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, lead, cedar, molasses and dark fruit
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, mocha, vanilla and tobacco