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Château Fontesteau 2013, Haut Médoc

Château Fontesteau 2013, Haut Médoc

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ABV 13.00%

Bordeaux takes the crown for the most convoluted labelling system in France. For starters, it’s still based on an 1885 classification where châteaux were classed as different ‘growths’. It’s enough to give anyone a headache – and that’s before you’ve even opened the bottle. Luckily, ‘Crus Bourgeois’ is a label which can steer you through the hundreds of Petits Châteaux like a beacon of quality. And Château Fontesteau is one of the classics. It’s old-school claret, with a robust structure and fine tannins which will last for years. Being Haut-Médoc, it’s mainly Cabernet Sauvignon, so it’s full of those classic Cabernet cassis flavours. Rich. Full. Concentrated. It’s nice and red-fruity – think cherry and strawberry. Perfect with a good cheese board.

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Grape Cabernet Sauvignon
Secondary Grape Varieties Merlot
Closure Natural Cork
Country France
Units 9.8
Characteristics Cedar, Black Plum, Blackcurrant
Type Red
ABV ABV 13.00%
Region Bordeaux
Style Savoury & Full Bodied
Vintage 2013
Appellation Haut-Médoc

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HOWARD DON 13 days ago
Great when it was on offer at £10, not sure it's a £20 (£17 mix six) wine though.
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D. DUNNE 23 days ago
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C. OSULLIVAN 1 month ago
Thin and sour - gone past its prime
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D. BRYAN 1 month ago
Ordered seven bottles have drunk four so far. One was very nice, one was past its best and the other two were not far behind it.
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Barry Kitchen 1 month ago
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HOWARD DON 1 month ago
Good value at £10 but not a £20 wine if that was its original price.
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C* *******N 1 month ago
Let breath for a good hour to remove the rough edges, drink once opened - does not keep well for a second night. Somewhat thin. I thought fair value at £10, not convinced at £20
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Phil Tideswell 3 months ago
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D. KOVACHEV 3 months ago
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Antony Cherry 4 months ago
Smooth quality wine.
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P. CAMIC 4 months ago
Not as interesting nor hearty as other Médocs in this price range. It was a bit weak and disappointing. Aired it for an hour at room temperature (18.5).
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