2016 Chateau Lafont Fourcat Bordeaux

  • Same Winemaker as Ch. Ausone
  • 97pt Vintage, Wine Advocate
  • Jean-Luc Thunevin, Wine Consultant
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About The Wine

Château Lafont Fourcat is located in the Entre-Deux-Mers region, near the village of Castillon la Bataille and not far from Saint-Émilion. In 1993 the Chateau was acquired by Paul-Marie Morillon, who is also a consultant for Châteaux Ausone, Mondotte, and Yquem. The wines of Lafont Fourcat are produced with the help of Bordeaux's bad boy winemaker, Jean-Luc Thunevin, founder of highly sought-after Chateau ValandraudTwo Bordeaux mavericks have joined forces to cultivate one of the best Bordeaux values of the century. The 2016 Lafont Fourcat is the ultimate definition of a wine that punches well above its weight class. What are you waiting for?

2016 is a can't miss vintage in Bordeaux. A marvelous vintage with full ripeness, and integrated tannins, this vintage delivered wines that are available now and built to last for many years to come. Here is an opportunity to stock up on some quality Bordeaux that has hit its stride. If you love mushroomy terroir, wet stone, Cabernet, and gravel, this is a wine for you!

Jean Luc Thunevin become a well-known figure in the wine world in less than a decade, thanks to its successful garage wine, Château Valandraud. Jean Luc aims to harvest at full maturity, he also copied the Burgundy vinification ways (pigeage…) to reach an optimum concentration. The wine is produced with a constant commitment to excellence.

Tasting Notes: 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, & 5% Malbec. The 2016 Chateau Lafont Fourcat is filled with dark fruits, blackberries, boysenberries, and plum. Followed by an herbal lift and a touch of brown spices. The wine has a lasting finish rounding out the palate with a perfect crescendo. Enjoy alongside perfectly grilled skirt steak.

Reviews

Very solid center palate of fruit with blueberries, blackberries, and dark chocolate. Medium body and a linear finish. Excellent value, too. ~90 James Suckling

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