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1983 Chateau Fombrauge St.Emilion Grand Cru Classe. No Reserve

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closed 10/08/2018, 01:37 PM

Lot size: 2 bottles of 750 ml each Wine type: Red, 1983 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: St-Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France
Fill level: Into Neck (IN)Question Mark Grape variety: Bordeaux Blend

"This is one of the leading Crus of the St.Christophe area of St.Emilion.The wines have a long-established reputation in the UK and are consistently well made,with 25% new oak in the elevage - 60% Merlot,30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
They are solid and full-flavoured and attractively fruity,but usually rather coarse-grained,a feature which distinguishes even the most carefully made wines from the less good soils from those around the town of St.Emilion,on its "plateau et cote".For many years run meticulously by Charles Bygodt".

David Peppercorn ("Bordeaux".Second Edition. Describing Chateau Fombrauge in St.Emilion).

Charles Bygodt sold Chateau Fombrauge in 1987 and it is now run by Michel Rolland,probably the world's best known winemaker.


My recent tasting note on the 1983 Fombrauge:-

"Smoky,herby,iron filings,truffles,red plums on the nose.The palate has a strong acidic (spicy) backbone,which gives the wine weight and length,a minty,curranty,savoury mid palate,with firm tannins and a long lingering finish,still attractive at 35 years of age".
(87 Points).

Topterroir. (26/5/2018).


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These bottles were bought at auction in the 2000s and have since been stored in a purpose-built,temperature-controlled cellar.Considering they are 35 years old they are in excellent condition with slight bin soiling on the labels.The wine fills are high for such aged bottles,with one bottle fill incredibly high into neck (see photograph).The capsules are also in excellent condition.

Shipping details


Payment methods: PayPal, cheque and bank transfer
Returns policy: no returns
The wine can be collected: From postcode CT5 , Kent, United Kingdom
Shipping Method: Parcelforce Express 48.
Shipping paid by: seller
Cost of delivery: £14.50. This lot will be shipped in polysafe tubes or airshock,air-cushioned sleeves,within a robust cardboard box.If buyers wish to use Paypal,they will be invoiced with their charges(About 4%.Overseas 5%).Foreign buyers are welcome,but they should take responsibility for having suitable means of shipping.
Delivers to UK and Singapore
Other countries delivered to: Western Europe.For European buyers,please ask for a quote for shipping,which will be considerably higher than the UK price above.
Insurance options: Up to £200.


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