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  • 2003 Château Fombrauge - France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru (4/7/2009)
    Wow this is good. Popped and poured. Dark ruby in the glass with a slight bit of bricking. Berry fruit on the nose and earthy. On the palate, there are hardly any signs of tannin in this bottle - silky tannins if any. Dark fruit, maybe a little bit of vanilla. Medium length finish showing a little more of the tannins, but still very well resolved.

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  • 2003 Château Fombrauge - France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru (10/12/2009)
    This seems to be getting even better. Outstanding.

    Decanted about 90 minutes. Very dark red, with a little hint of bricking. Dark fruit and black cherry with a little toasted oak on the nose. Mouthcoating feel with more dark fruit and dusty tannins. Good acidity. Long finish starting out with the fruit and ending on mineral and spicy black pepper notes.

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"Wine, one sip of this will bathe the drooping spirits in delight beyond the bliss of dreams. Be wise and taste."
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  • 2003 Château Fombrauge - France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru (11/22/2011)
    Very nice. The nose has cigar box, lead pencil, smoke, and some red berry fruit. On the palate more of the same but with the red berry fruit replaced by plums perhaps and with some salty minerality. Some dusty tannins still. Long pleasant finish with the cigar box flavors becoming dominant.

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This is mighty tasty. I've gone through over a case and a half of this and still have a few more bottles. I would like to try this at 10 years but fear it will be gone by then.


"Wine, one sip of this will bathe the drooping spirits in delight beyond the bliss of dreams. Be wise and taste."
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  • 2003 Château Fombrauge - France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru (1/21/2013)
    This has transitioned from youthful exuberance to a mature well-balanced wine.

    Cigar box, soft vanilla and red berry fruits on the nose, with plummy flavors, a bit of tar, some slight gravelly minerality. Well balanced. Nice. Medium length finish.

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84 points: Dusty with leather and fruit in the background. A sharpness that keeps it from being anything more than good.
 
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  • 2003 Château Fombrauge - France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru (4/21/2014)
    Singing now. Tasting notes much the same as the last time - cigar box, vanilla, red berry with wonderful balance. If this had a longer finish it would be absolutely spectacular. But now, in a really great spot.

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