Chateau Fonreaud Listrac-Medoc 2015
WA92: "Tasted at the Cru Bourgeois annual tasting, the 2015 Fonreaud offers impressive, engaging blackberry and briary scents on the nose, well defined and focused with just a slight reduction that works in its favor. The palate is medium-bodied with firm but fine tannin, plenty of spice-tinged black fruit mixed with graphite and cedar toward the structured finish. I admire the length of this Listrac and I suspect it will give many years of pleasure. Sign me up! Tasted September 2017." - The Wine Advocate
VM92: "The 2015 Fonréaud is a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot cropped at 38Hl/Ha. It has a clean and fresh raspberry coulis, cranberry and strawberry scented bouquet with cedar and tobacco scents interwoven. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, good depth, nicely structured but not unapproachable. It feels long and tender in the mouth with a crisp saline finish. This Listrac is just as good as it was at last year's Cru Bourgeois tasting. Tasted at the Oenoconseil tasting room in Bordeaux." - Antonio Galloni
Fonréaud, called "Font-réaux" in centuries gone by, means "Royal Fountain". Legend has it that in the 12th century, Henry Plantagenet, King of England and husband of Eleanor of Aquitaine, stopped here to quench his thirst and drank from a spring of water. The spring still exists in the Chateau’s park today. Look for fresh red fruits mingled with notes of cedar, graphite and clove. 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot.