Delicate, with finesse, superb crisp fruit and solid density on the mid-palate (..).
Very fresh, fine, fleshy, delicate, sharp tannins, a fresh, juicy, very velvety finish, bright fruit, very well balanced maturation.
The bouquet is deep, soft and very tender. The mouthfeel is both nourishing and invigorating, in a velvety and acidic style. A long finish, both sapid and fresh, with a minerality punctuated by cocoa notes.
Even better than last year. Fresh and taut like a classic Burgundy wine. It does not hide its fresh notes of garrigue (herbs) but plays with them. The alcohol, acidity and tannins are in perfect balance with each other.
A balsamic touch from the oak, fermented aromas due to natural strains, notes of Morello cherry. After aeration, more like thyme than violet. The structure in the mouth is solid, dense, the tannins are plump and juicy, the evolution is fleshy, with mineral notes. Very precise, and a natural balance that brings a nice verticality.
A pure, racy version, with a lovely floral edge to the blood orange, cherry and red currant fruit flowing atop the finely beaded acidity. Offers a long, elegant finish. Very charming.
Here is a St Emilion with wonderful balance and finesse. Full body, fine tannins finish. Gorgeous wine.
Fonroque has produced a very elegant, medium-bodied, refined, classy wine. A great success.
Alain Moueix has managed this Saint-Emilion wine with virtuosity. This year, biodynamic techniques have given it the necessary freshness and the quality of fruit that we love. A must.
Classified as “excellent”
Ripe, fresh fruit and floral notes can be perceived on aeration (...). The palate is supple, elegant, long, fruity, fresh, with saline notes.
Is it rich or saline? In fact, it is both, with underlying wild berries, cherry and especially flowers. It takes you by the hand and leads you through a magnificent orchard (...).
Fruity bouquet with redcurrant jelly and blackberry. The palate is tender, lively, elegant, very fruity and delicious with a long finish.
Crimson colour. Fruity and vanilla scented bouquet. Round, juicy, mellow and full of flavour (...).
No tricks, very pure fruit, both lively and svelte: a demanding and sincere approach to the vintage
The chateau was acquired by Adèle and Jean Moueix in 1931. Their great-grandson Alain Moueix inherited the estate from his father and ran it until 2001. He immediately began using (and gained certification for) an approach that places organic intelligence and observation at the heart of vineyard progress – biodynamics.
Alain Moueix is an agricultural engineer and oenologist. Fostering harmonious resonance across his generous twenty hectares of land remains a top priority for him. The huge attention he pays to soil sustainability and showcasing terroir continues to grow, fed by study of organic phenomena and their pragmatic applications. His aim is to reveal the wines’ radiance and balance using mindful methods. Eighteen years of work with Bordeaux trade and numerous years of enthusiastic and exploratory research have changed the estate and those who live there, with conversion to organic and then biodynamic cultivation. This patient, passionate adventure has resulted in the charming estate gaining the status of the first ever Grand Cru Classé to hold biodynamic certification. It makes a very fine Saint-Emilion wine with a growing international reach and reputation.
The challenges of evolving and adapting are now shaping the chateau’s life and future, with the arrival of the Guillard family, for whom biodynamics was a key selling point and the skills and support of Alain Moueix were vital.