97 Point Vintage  Vinous Meda: 2019 Chateau Fonbadet Pauillac

Let's talk Pauillac—a place where Bordeaux's finest wines call home. Think Lafite, Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Pichon Longueville Baron, and Pontet-Canet—basically, the big shots of Bordeaux's left bank.

We were sure "value Pauillac" was just a myth, especially when the wine comes from vineyards next to top estates like Chateau Latour ($700 a bottle), Pichon Lalande ($250), Lynch Bages ($160), Mouton Rothschild ($600), and Pontet Canet ($150).

Then came today’s offer: the 2019 Château Fonbadet Pauillac. And guess what? The Wine Independent Magazine agrees, saying, "I Do Not Think You Can Find a Better Value in Pauillac Today!"

Chateau Fonbadet's winemaking is overseen by none other than Michel Rolland, the mastermind behind some of the world's most celebrated wines. With Rolland at the helm, Chateau Fonbadet has soared to new heights of excellence.

And before we wrap up, let's take a moment to talk about the vintage: 2019, a standout year for Pauillac. Awarded a whopping 97 points by Vinous Media, it's hailed as a quintessential Left Bank vintage. According to Vinous, this is “Unquestionably a Left Bank vintage. The sweet spot is in Saint-Estèphe and Pauillac, where so many wines are exceptional to profound.”

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