Chateau Fonbadet

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.

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Chateau Fonbadet Pauillac 2014
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 The hot-stone and cassis character is prevalent in this young red. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. A wet-stone undertone to the wine. Very well done for the vintage.   Vinous 93 The 2014 Fonbadet is supple and highly expressive. Sweet red cherry, plum,

Chateau Fonbadet Pauillac 2013
This is a serious, complex wine that shows rich black fruits and firm tannins. The palate is structured and dark, needing long-term aging.  20 hectares (broken down into 3 distinct entities: 4 hectares of the estate are adjacent to Chateau Latour and Pichon Comtesse, 3 hectares in the centre of

Chateau Fonbadet Pauillac 2012
92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92 From the southern end of the Pauillac appellation, Fonbadet has illustrious neighbors such as Château Latour. Typically Cabernets dominate the blend, giving a powerful impetus towards aging. It’s a wine that is punching above its status, with solid tannins and impressive black

Chateau Fonbadet Pauillac 2011
" 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,

Chateau Fonbadet Pauillac 2010
90  Wine Advocate 
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

Chateau Fonbadet Pauillac 2009
93  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 93 "Barrel sample. A rounded wine, its tannins submerged into the ripe fruits. It feels soft, and there is just a bite of alcohol. The structure is soft, generous, opulent"  James Suckling 90 "Aromas of blueberries and flowers, follow though to a full body, with soft and silky