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
VINTAGE 2018TECHNICAL DATA Alcohol 13.5%
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!”