2015 Ch Fondarzac, Bordeaux Superieur
Lovely deep youthful colour, not extracted or black but deep and vigorous. The bouquet is immediately inviting, with a touch of sweet oak, lovely fresh Cassis fruit and a zippy herbal touch from the Cabernet Franc. The fruit has super texture and is easy to approach and drink now, whilst the ripe structure has the backbone too keep this going for 3 to 6 years with ease. An all round winner and a great example of the full supple wines that 2015 has delivered. 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc
The Estate of Ch Fondarzac, is located on the slopes of Entre Deux Mers around the commune of Naujan and Postiac, in the north near the Dordogne has been in the family for over 400 years. In 1997 brothers Stephane and Alain Barthe took over the reins from their father and utilising Stephane’s winemaking experience in South Africa, have driven the estate forward.