Chateau Fombrauge MAGNUM 2005 - Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe
Fons Brogiera: source encircled heather ... Thus appeared for the first time the name of Fombrauge which for centuries 6 embodies elegance Grands Crus of Saint Emilion. Canolle of the family, in the fifteenth century to Bernard Magrez, six families have followed the destiny of Château Fombrauge, giving the area that had its first harvest in 1599, unparalleled stability and exceptional pioneering spirit. The color is ruby red, brilliant, limpid. The nose is expressive, of medium complexity. We recognize first red currant and cherry fruit. The mouth: Friande, flexible enough, little bulky, the mouth is characterized by balance: acidity and a near absence of tannins enhance the impression of roundness. Nice finish, elegant, fresh.
|Bottle Size||1.5 L|
|Grapes||77% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon et 14% Cabernet Franc|
|When to drink||2010-2025|
A homogeneous harvest grapes in perfect health and a relatively reasonable volume (6,000,000 hl): it is indeed an exceptional vintage! Ideal weather conditions from May - permanent sunshine without excess heat, very little rain and cool nights - enabled slow ripening characteristic of years of legendary Bordeaux. The Merlots are as successful as the Cabernet: intense and elegant fruit, balance, depth, richness, concentration and extreme freshness, not to mention an almost unlimited aging potential. Only time will tell us if they prove as great as in 2000, 1989 and 1982 which already readily compared. Sweet wines are as grandiose, offering a nice balance between sugar / alcohol / acidity, and delicious candied nuances, roasted and toasted, which blend fine woody notes. On a more classic style than the exceptional 2003 they are nevertheless comparable to the magnificent 2001 and 1997, or even greater.