Château Fonbadet Pauillac 2011
Wine SpectatorSolid, with a bolt of graphite running from start to finish, connecting the plum cake, blackberry coulis and briar notes. Delivers a streak of underlying acidity. Drink now through 2017. 2,100 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThis blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot and Malbec comes from a vineyard sandwiched between Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Lynch Bages and Pichon Lalande. The color is a healthy dark ruby and the wine offers juicy black currant fruit, sweet tannin, medium body, not a lot of complexity, but good fruit and softness for a 2011. Drink it over the next 5-7 years.