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Chateau Fonroque 2017, Saint Emilion Grand Cru

Saint Émilion, France


Only 1 left in stock

    WS 95 JS 94 JD 93 RPWA 92
    NM 92 WE 93-95 VAG 94 JCL 94
    LG 93 DEC 93 FM 93 JL 92
    CT 92 CG 90 JR 16/20

Grape Variety
85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc


  • 95 Wine Spectator

    Rock ’em, sock ’em St.-Julien, with mouthcoating ganache and tar notes backed by commensurate cassis, blueberry paste and blackberry reduction flavors. The long finish rumbles through, with buried brambly grip providing the support for the dense fruit and toast to meld. Best from 2025 through 2040.

  • 94 James Suckling

    This is already a beautiful St.-Julien that’s ripe and elegant with not a jot too much oak or tannin, but a very fresh and lively finish that keeps on going. However, there are some serious reserves in this wine that need time to be released. Already very harmonious, but better from 2021.

  • 93 Jeb Dunnuck

    Brought up in 50% new oak, the 2016 Château Talbot is a winner and certainly over-delivers. Powerful notes of crème de cassis, tobacco leaf, lead pencil, and leafy herbs all give way to a silky, seamless Saint-Julien that has remarkable purity of fruit and building, fine tannins. It’s the texture as well as the purity that set this apart, and readers looking for a great value should purchase a case of this beauty.

  • 92 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    The 2016 Talbot is medium garnet-purple colored and opens with pretty floral notes of roses and lavender with a core of cassis, blackberry preserves and kirsch plus wafts of cigar box and spearmint. Medium-bodied with a lovely intensity of black and red fruit flavors, it has a ripe, grainy texture and compelling freshness, finishing savory.

  • 92 Neal Martin

    The 2017 Fonroque has a perfumed bouquet with redcurrant and crushed strawberry fruit, a touch of vanilla and a faint touch of cedar and dark chocolate. It opens nicely with aeration but never gets carried away (as Alain Moueix’s wines tend not to!) The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a fine bead of acidity, fresh and tender in the mouth with quite a long, silky finish. Delightful!

  • 93-95 Wine Enthusiast
  • 94 Vinous Antonio Galloni
  • 94 Jeannie Cho Lee
  • 93 Luca Gardini
  • 93 Decanter
  • 93 Falstaff Magazin
  • 92 Jeff Leve
  • 92 Cellar Tracker
  • 90 Connoisseurs' Guide
  • 16/20 Jancis Robinson
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