" This blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot and Malbec comes from a vineyard sandwiched between Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Lynch Bages and Pichon Lalande. The color is a healthy dark ruby and the wine offers juicy black currant fruit, sweet tannin, medium body, not a lot of complexity, but good fruit and softness for a 2011. Drink it over the next 5-7 years. " ~ Winery notes
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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.