Wine Advocate 90
"Lots of sweet fruit with plums and berries and hints of minerals and Nutella on the nose and palate. Full body, with velvety tannins and a fresh finish. Like the creamy textured acidity here....92" JamesSuckling.com 02/13 "Tasted at the Crus Bourgeois 2010 tasting in London. The Fonbadet 2010 has a well-defined bouquet with blackberry, raspberry and tobacco notes, unfurling nicely in the glass and with well-integrated oak. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins on the entry. This is an edgy Pauillac but with great tension and authority towards the graphite finish. Very fine. Drink now-2018. "
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To the north of the little village of Saint-Lambert, the Château Fonbadet vineyard boasts a choice location, amidst the most reputed estates of the Pauillac Appellation, Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Latour, Château Lynch Bages, Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande and Château Pichon Baron de Longueville.
Fonbadet, the place that gave its name to our estate, is a typical place name in the Médoc terroir, a combination of the Gascon words meaning fountain (fon) of the little valley (badet).
In the Middle Ages, the estate was part of the Château Latour domain and all the evidence dating back to that period shows that vines were planted very early on, but it is only – if one can put it that way – at the end of the Ancien Régime that records show a structured vineyard at Fonbadet.