Château Fonplegade – 2013 – Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classé

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Red wine with a very youthful appearance here, completely opaque colour. Pure nose, indicating a quite high ripeness, with plenty of dark fruit. Still in a very youthful phase so it’s not revealing so much, but notes of dark plum, blackberry. Not so much oak; there’s a hint in the background, but it’s really the fruit dominating here. Quite massive in terms of structure, very dense, rich and full-bodied; however I think the extract is rather soft, it’s really combining that high density of ripe dark fruit with a good level of freshness, so I think it’s pretty drinkable in terms of its texture right now, no hard angles despite being youthful. However, I think this is a wine that will gain more aromatic complexity and nuance from further aging. I’d say it’s a very potent wine that should deserve another few years to open up, but well-made, good combination between that concentration and freshness.

Tasted by the Best Sommelier of the World, Andreas Larsson.