James Suckling 93-94
Blackberry, blueberry, dark chocolate with some spice. Medium to full body. Juicy finish. Very fine and fresh. Savory. Could move up a notch. From organically grown grapes. 71% merlot and 29% cabernet franc.
Jane Anson 93
Luscious damson, grilled vanilla bean, blueberry and blackberry puree character to the wine, it’s creamy and ripe but has balance and length. Enjoyable. Bernard Magrez estate.
The 2022 Fombrauge is superb. Rich, heady and super-expressive, the 2022 offers up succulent black cherry, plum, violet mocha and licorice. As always, Fombrauge is on the richer side, but this is one of the best vintages I can remember tasting. Gorgeous.
Robert Parker 88-90
The 2022 Fombrauge displays a deep and complex yet oaky bouquet with aromas of cassis, spices, graphite and fresh tobacco. Firm and dense, concentrated and fleshy, the palate is medium to full-bodied, chunky and heavily extracted. This demonstrative, modern-styled wine is a blend of 71% Merlot and 29% Cabernet Franc.
Jeb Dunnuck 94-96+
Beautiful stuff, the 2022 Chateau Fombrauge is locked and loaded with red and black fruits as well as notes of melted chocolate, leafy tobacco, flowers, and spice. A hedonistic bomb offering full-bodied richness and a round, mouth-filling texture, with sweet tannins and remarkable freshness, it’s a no-brainer Saint-Emilion that will evolve for two decades.
The Wine Independent 89-91
The 2022 Fombrauge, 91% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc, is deep garnet-purple in color. It bursts with bold notes of juicy blueberries, blackberry pie, and pencil shavings, followed by hints of dusty soil and garrigue. The medium to full-bodied palate is rich and juicy, with plenty of spicy sparks and a plush texture, finishing long and spicy.