Château Fonréaud AOC Listrac-MédocRegular price €27.00
Firm, rich, complex red with plenty to offer now and in years to come.
‘This is a rich stylish wine from the Chanfreau family. It has fine tannins and
signs of wood aging, both of which will meld into the juicy blackcurrant fruits. It
has a predominance of Cabernet Sauvignon that gives the wine its structure and
aging potential. The aftertaste is ripe and still crisp, still young.’
92/100, Roger Voss Wine Enthusiast, February 2017
‘The 2014 Fonreaud has a tightly wound bouquet with well-defined red berry fruit
mixed with cedar and tobacco, although it needs a couple of years to fully unwind.
The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and well-judged acidity. This
lacquers the mouth with tannin, though it does not feel overbearing and it has plenty
of stuffing on the finish. Give this some bottle age and you'll have a great Cru
Bourgeois/Listrac. Drink 2019-2030.’
90/100 Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate September 2016
‘Crimson not quite out to the rim. Minerally nose. Sweet start and plush
texture. Just a little simple but quite satisfyingly savoury. Good oak handling.
Winning ripe fruit. Acidity perceptible. Drink 2020-2027.’
16.5/20 JancisRobinson.com April 2015
‘Medium deep colour. Lead pencil/ graphite, roasted chestnut espresso
aromas matched with redcurrant and black fruits. Excellent aromatic complexity.
Buoyant and subtle with beautiful cassis, blackcurrant pastille flavours, espresso
roasted chestnut oak and plentiful boney tannins. Finishes firm with an elegant
chalky/inky plume. Superb line and length.’
95/100 Andrew Caillars MW, April 2015
‘Ripe yet fresh, showing a lot of cassis fruit and bright acidity. Medium-bodied
with excellent balance and good length. Drink now or hold.’
90/100 James Suckling February 2017
|Wine colour||Red wine|
|Grape variety||52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot|