A rare treat to enjoy an elegantly mature, Grand Cru Saint-Emilion claret. It’s from the fine 2008 vintage that enjoyed an Indian summer, boosting ripeness just before harvest. Poised with silky structure and savoury notes from 14 years' age.
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Elegant structure, soft smokiness, mellow black fruits, cocoa
Mature, spiced bramble fruits, stewed plum, cocoa and damson notes
On the western edge of medieval Saint-Emilion lies to the tiny Grand Cru property of Château Haut-Fonzarade. Its four hectares of vineyard lie on exceptional clay and sandy soil, just a stone's throw from the Premier Grand Cru Classé Château Angélus, the claret of which reaches over £270 a bottle. Haut-Fonzarade is made very traditionally, fermented in concrete vats, then aged for a year in oak barrels, with a large proportion of that (60%) new. This lends a serious layer of toasty vanilla and structural tannins to the wine, which has helped it go the distance. It's rare now to discover a parcel of the 2008, but this wine has aged into elegant maturity. Merlot with a little Cabernet Franc, the wine is beautifully mellow with savoury notes.
"Drinking beautifully now, this mellow, evolved Grand Cru Saint-Emilion is a real treat"
Jennie Perry Buyer for Bordeaux
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