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Chateau Fonroque

Address: Château Fonroque 56, avenue Georges Pompidou 33500 Libourne France

Telephone: +33 (0)5 57 24 60 02

Website: c/

Email: info@chateaufonroque.com

Visits: By appointment only

Details: Grand Cru Classé, Saint-Emilion, 17.6ha, clay-limestone & clay-sand-silt with iron traces

Vineyards: Merlot Noir 88%, Cabernet Franc 12%,

History:

A date-stone at Fonroque’s cellar entrance suggests wine has been made here for two and a half centuries, yet Château Fonroque owes its reputation to more recent times and its acquistion in 1931 by Jean Moueix, the founder of J-P Moueix. In 1979, the estate passed to Jean’s son, Jean-Pierre Moueix, who did much to further the wine’s quality. Today, Fonroque is owned by Jean-Pierre Moueix’s son Alain.

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Tasting notes:

2008 en primeur

2007 en primeur

2006 panel tasting

2006 en primeur

2005 en primeur

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