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Chateau Fonreaud Listrac-Medoc 2019 750ml-0

Chateau Fonreaud Listrac-Medoc 2019 750ml

$16.99

SKU: 55017

  • Château Fonreaud is located in the Listrac appellation along Bordeaux’s left bank, one of the most important regions up until the economic crisis of the 1930s. While the other Médoc appellations—St. Julien, Margaux, Pauillac, St. Estèphe—get all the fanfare, Listrac has the highest elevation on the left bank and gets the best drainage, which is important and often completely overlooked in today’s cult Cabernet climate.
  • Building on that last point, the highest elevation vineyards in Listrac are at Château Fonreaud. Planted in gravel over limestone soils, the reds tend to be split somewhat evenly between Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with just a touch of Petit Verdot, but all three varietals have a beautiful balance of fruit and minerality due to their fantastic vineyards.
  • The wines at Fonreaud were somewhat inconsistent between 1988 and 2001, but really began to hit their stride in 2005. A decade after that, with new investment and vineyard management, the potential of these prime vineyards was unlocked and the reviews began pouring in.

The best part about the 2019 Fonreaud is that it already has a few years of bottle age and is ready to drink tonight. Decanting helps, and of course a finely cooked steak unlocks one of the most magical flavor combinations in the entire world (beef + Bordeaux), but you don’t need to be a meat eater to appreciate what’s going on in this bottle. Check out the glowing reviews for more information and grab your bottles tonight!

93 POINTS: DECANTER - Rustic on the nose, bramble fruits and a touch of herbaceousness. The palate is well textured, good grip from the tannins but the fruit is coming across a little dry at this point. Good initial juiciness - bright and vivid cherry - and great acidity which is lively. I like the chalky, almost mineral aspect to it once the tannins have subsided with an enjoyable cooling finish. Lots of excellent potential. Drink 2023-2035.

92 POINTS: VINOUS - The 2019 Fonréaud has a well-defined, focused bouquet offering blackberry, bilberry, cedar and light minerally aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with finely chiseled tannins, great depth and poise, and good density and definition on the cedary finish. What a great Listrac we have here! Superb. Drink 2025-2042.

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