• Château-Pontet-Fumet

FR Château Pontet-Fumet, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru AOC


The Château Pontet-Fumet is located near the village of Vignonet in the well-known wine-growing region of Saint-Émillion.It is one of the outstanding Grand Crus in Saint-Émillion, where the soils of the vineyards are characterized by sandy gravel soils.

VARIETALS 81% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon


APPEARANCE A deep ruby red wine with violet reflections.

NOSE A frank nose with aromas of gooseberry and lovely redcurrant, complemented by notes of undergrowth, dark chocolate, coffee, grilled hazelnuts and earthy aromas.

PALATE An ample mouth, full-bodied and balanced with fine, delicate tannins.

The finish is dominated by spices, vanilla and chocolate. Silky and precise.

AGEING Aged for 14 to 18 months, depending on the vintage, in 50% of new wood and 1 year old French oak barrels.

PAIRING The perfect wine to accompany prime ribs, beef bourguignon or chocolate desserts.

VIVINO 4.3 - Among top 1% of all wines in the world

https://www.vivino.com/US-CA/en/philippe-bardet-saint-emilion-grand-cru/w/1259302?year=2018&price_id=30250490Vivino Editor Special Mention:

“This Saint-Émilion Grand Cru is so delicious, you’ll be wondering how it’s not a Grand Cru Classé red, the Right Bank equivalent of an A+ wine!”

We found a Saint-Émilion Grand Cru that can give Grand Cru Classé reds a run for their money. In fact, this 2018 release from Château Pontet-Fumet regularly ranks on our list of Top 25 Bordeaux Saint-Émilion wines in the United States right now at a higher position than a handful of Grand Cru Classés. So why bother with higher-tier, higher-priced wines when this highly-rated red promises to win you over at a fraction of the price? We really can't imagine a good answer!

"The explosion of dark berries, chocolate shave, cinnamon, and tobacco! The aroma is fruit-forward and overall very exciting. Dark ruby on the appearance,  it’s def medium-to-full bodied wine. Very delicious and jammy on the palette. Kinda new-worldy? Tannins are punchy, acidity is banging too. This is my kind of wine!" – Paul (4.5 ★)

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