1998 Chateau Petit Fombrauge, Grand Cru Saint-Emilion

Producer: Chateau Petit Fombrauge
Vintage: 1998
Grape variety: Merlot
Origin: France, Bordeaux, Libournais
Appellation: Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
Date tasted: 14 January 2004
Price when tasted: FF139 (US$19)

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Tasting notes


<li> one of Saint-Emilion's hidden gems <li> elegant, complex and not too pricey <br><br> Here's proof that not every 1998 Saint-Emilion is over-priced, over-oaked and dull, or both. This 1998 Petit Fombrauge, the third vintage made by owner Pierre La


Rounded on the palate, but there are soft tannins to allow it to age with grace. Lovely black cherry fruit and spice, and intriguing cedar and cassis flavours that evolve beautifully in the glass. Genuine Saint-Emilion character and suppleness.

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