Château Fonplégade Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classé, Bordeaux, 2015
A blend of Organic Merlot and Cabernet Franc grown biodynamically aged in 50% new French oak and concrete vats.
"Harmonious and fluid. Well balanced and charming with juice, considerable fruit and an undertow of interest." 16.5+/20 Jancis Robinson
"Made almost exclusively from Merlot with just a 5% splash of Cabernet Franc, the 2015 Fonplegade is deep garnet-purple in color with a very pretty nose of red and black currants, wild thyme, charcuterie, earth and floral notes plus a fair amount of cedary notions in the background. Medium to full-bodied, it's wonderfully elegant, fine and fresh in the mouth with arresting purity and depth, finishing just a little woody. Give it 3-5 years for the oak to marry and the fruit to come to the forefront, and drink it over the next 10 to 15+ years." 92+/100 LPB robertparker.com