Chateau Fonroque 2005

90+ points

Saint Emilion, Grand Cru. 13,5%

Didn’t quite have the fleshy richness I was expected for 2005.  Not that it is in anyway thin, but rather it is very fresh with nice acidity, very clean fruit and oak (not sweet).  A young wine set for a fairly long life.  I expect it will take on richness as it ages but will retain elegance.  Quite modern but quite classy too.  A name to remember.  Reminds me stylistically of Chateau Magdelaine.

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