2023 Chateau Fonplegade Saint-Emilion Grand Cru FUTURES 6 x 750ml

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This is a BHW Direct Import/Ex-Chateau item.This is a futures item that is expected to deliver in 2026. 

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The 2023 Fonplégade is a classy, elegant Saint-Émilion. There's a bit more mid-palate density here than in recent years, which is not a bad thing for this wine. A touch more extraction for the Merlots along with a more refined use of oak really shapes the 2023. This is one of the finest recent Fonplégades I have tasted. Bravo. ~93-95 AG-VM

Flavors of blackberry, dark chocolate and coffee beans with a pine-like tinge. Medium body. Fine, round tannins. Lovely already. ~93-94 JS

Cassis, tobacco, truffly earth, and chocolaty oak emerge from the 2023 Château Fonplegade, a richer 2023 with medium to full-bodied depth, ripe, velvety tannins, and outstanding length. It's a bigger, richer effort in the vintage that brings solid depth. The blend is 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, raised in 40% new barrels, 30% in once-used oak, 20% in concrete eggs, and the balance in amphora. ~91-93+ JD

Unwinding in the glass with aromas of ripe cherries and plums, the 2022 Fonplégade is medium to full-bodied, ample and fleshy, with a rich core of fruit and powdery tannins that assert themselves on the finish. It shows promise. ~90-92 RP