The 2016 Fonbadet has a ripe, generous bouquet featuring layers of toasty black fruit and a light graphite note in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, well balanced and focused, and quite saline in the mouth, leading to a nicely detailed finish. This might improve in the future.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2036
Robert Parker 91
Aged in 50% new French oak barrels and blended of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Fonbadet offers up expressive notions of warm plums, blackberries and kirsch plus unsmoked cigars and spice cake scents with a waft of dusty soil. Medium-bodied and laden with juicy black fruits plus loads of spicy accents, it has a finely grained, approachable texture and great length.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2032