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New 2015 Bordeaux Arrivals

"Fonbadet is Gorgeous in 2015"
December 7, 2018


New 2015 Bordeaux Arrivals
"Fonbadet is Gorgeous in 2015"


2015 Ch. Clement Saint-Jean Cru Bourgeois (Medoc); Color: very dark; Aroma: rich plum currant fruit with an oak edge, herbal ; Mouth: clean nice herbal cabernet, good fruit center, layered over a light tannic structure on the finish, long; Very Good Plus 19.99; Mixed Case, 17.99; Case, 16.99


2015 Aurore de Dauzac (Margaux); Color: very dark black; Aroma: sweet fruit intense, very nicely ripe, juicy bright and broadly earthy; Mouth: clean fine firm, juicy sweet fine acid rounded & fleshy, mouth-fillling, with fine underlying tannins, still a bit young, with much promise; Very Good - Excellent

Wine Advocate "The 2015 Aurore de Dauzac is a blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon and 41% Merlot. It has a clean and pure bouquet of dark black cherries and sorbet fresh citrus fruit that are well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly grainy tannin, well-judged acidity and a structured, graphite-tinged finish. This is a very commendable deuxième vin."   $37; Mixed Case, 33.3; Case, 31.45


2015 Ch Tour St. Christophe (St. Emilion Grand Cru); Aroma: very oaky very rich, lean mineral, ; Mouth: juicy bright sweet acid rich, extracted, fine tannins, later very juicy very dense sweet more linear, bright; Very Good Plus

"Wine Advocate A blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, matured for 18 months in oak, 40% new, the 2015 Tour Saint Christophe is deep garnet-purple in color with notes of wild blueberries, plum preserves and fruitcake plus touches of dried flowers and underbrush. The concentrated, full-bodied palate is packed with ripe blue and black fruits, supported by a solid foundation of plush, velvety tannins and finishes with wonderful length."  $45; Mixed Case, 40.5; Case, 38.25


2015 Ch. Fonbadet Cru Bourgeois (Pauillac); Aroma: heady rather dense, steely, wood lead pencil, very nice depth; Mouth: clean forward very fruity, smooth textured, very clean, pretty forward, rather bright, firm tannin, forward; Very Good - Excellent 

Vinous A totally sexy, voluptuous wine, the 2015 Fonbadet is terrific. A rush of dark cherry jam, wild flowers, mint, espresso and licorice gives the 2015 its decidedly exotic, voluptuous personality. Silky tannins and plush fruit add to the wine's sumptuousness. There is a presence to the 2015 that is hard to describe but that has been present each of the three times I have tasted it so far. Simply put, Fonbadet is gorgeous in 2015. $50; Mixed Case, 45; Case, 42.5


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