Bordeaux Futures 2021 estimated arrival Summer 2024
Appellation: Saint-Émilion Grand Cru
93-95 Antonio Galloni for Vinous
" The 2021 Fonplégade is classy and refined to the core. It possesses terrific depth, with sweet floral aromatics and fine-grained tannins that convey finesse. Red/purplish fruit, lavender, spice and bright saline notes all meld together. Fonplégade is built more on vertical persistence than volume. It is one of the most elegant Saint-Émilions of the vintage and a terrific effort from proprietors Denise and Stephen Adams. Tasted three times"
92-93 points James Suckling
"All about finesse and focus for the vintage, with a medium-bodied palate and fine tannins. Racy and pretty. Slightly smoked lemon. From biodynamically grown grapes."
92-94 Jeb Dunnuck
"I loved the 2021 Château Fonplégade, a richer, medium to full-bodied, round, impressively textured Saint-Emilion. Coming from a gorgeous hillside terroir and mostly Merlot, it has good mid-palate density, terrific balance, and outstanding length. The blend is 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, still resting in 30% new barrels."
"Perfumed and scented on the nose with cocoa powder too. Dark and savoury on the palate, the fruit more blackcurrant, plum and damson with clear liquorice spicing throughout the palate. The texture is appealing as is the minerality at the back of the throat but this stop a little short or rather just lacks a little persistence in terms of weight. But good direction and long aerial finish."
89-91 Wine Advocate
"The 2021 Fonplégade offers up aromas of rich berry and cherry fruit framed by minty new oak. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and lively, it's generous and concentrated, albeit a touch marked by its 50% new oak at this early stage"
Important information to note:
Given the recent lifting of tariffs, 2021 Bordeaux Futures are offered assuming no charges due to tariffs. Should tariffs be in place at the time the of importation into the US, added costs as a result of the tariffs will be the responsibility of the buyer.
Shipping charges will be calculated and added at the time of delivery in the summer of 2024.