This property is owned and managed by the Vauthier family of Ch?teau Ausone. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Fonbel?composed mainly of Merlot with splashes of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carm?n?re and Petit Verdot?is scented of warm black plums, blackberry preserves, tar and bay leaves with touches of scorched earth and chargrill. Medium to full-bodied with very fine, silky tannins and amazing freshness, the palate offers stacks of red and black fruits, going minerally on the long finish

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