CHATEAU DE FONBEL - 2005
Saint-Emilion Grand Cru. 13.5% alcohol.
Dark vibrant purple color with a black/blue fruit and pencil lead on the nose. Lots of black currant, cassis, pencil shavings, minerality and a hint of smoke. Very bitter mouth-drying tannins. Astringent with plum notes on the finish as wine opens up.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
88 - 90+ PTS
This is a very good wine but its too young right now. Loads of potential but needs time in the bottle. Give it a few years and this wine could be a tremendous steal at $19 a bottle.