Fonbel 2006

RegionBordeaux
SubregionSt Emilion
ColourRed
TypeStill


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Tasting Notes

A sleeper of the vintage from the perfectionist proprietor of Chateau Ausone, Alain Vauthier, this elegant St.-Emilion offers up scents of lead pencil shavings intermixed with blueberries, black currants, and boysenberries, and plenty of minerality. This 2006 should drink nicely for 10-12 years. Good value.

Score: 89Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (181), February 2009

Alain Vauthier of Ausone’s petit vin - not such a charmer as usual this year. Blackish crimson. Really toasty and lively on the nose. Slightly green and brutal on the palate though. Not the charm of some vintages. Maybe this will take on flesh?

Score: 15+Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2007

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