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The Estates of Bernard Magrez: Chateau Fombrauge

History With over 143 acres, Château Fombrauge (a Grand Cru Classé property) is the largest estate in Saint Emilion. Its name comes from the Latin Fons Brogiera: literally, fountain between heather and shrubs. The domaine dates back to the 15th century. The first recorded harvests took place in 1599. It subsequently passed through the hands of six families before it was ... Read More »

California vs Bordeaux Tasting: Chateau Montelena, Chateau Fombrauge and Clos des Lunes Blanche

Chateau Fombrauge

Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 “The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is meant for up-front, immediate drinkability, and is primarily designed for restaurants. It reveals Montelena’s damp earthiness and spiciness as well as a dark ruby color, no evidence of oak, and medium-bodied, spicy flavors. Drink it over the next 6-8 years. An iconic offering, their Cabernet Sauvignon Estate has ... Read More »

Bordeaux Tasting with Ludovic Bristeau of Bernard Magrez: 2003 Fombrauge and 2010 Les Grands Chenes

Bordeaux Vines

Chateau Fombrauge 2003 “The largest vineyard of St.-Emilion, acquired by Bordeaux visionary Bernard Magrez nearly a decade ago, the wines of Fombrauge have soared in quality. A special five-acre parcel is segregated for their luxury cuvee, Magrez-Fombrauge. Fombrauge tends to be a blend of approximately 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. With notes of white chocolate, figs, ... Read More »

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