The first written mention of Château Fombrauge dates back to the end of the Hundred Years War, which ended in 1453 in Castillon La Bataille. Monsieur Bernard Magrez’s acquisition of Fombrauge in March 1999 brought new perspectives for this Grand Cru de Saint-Emilion in terms of product quality and expertise, and in terms of communication, as Château Fombrauge returned to the Bordeaux wine market. In September 2012, the Château received the highest award for the Saint Emilion appellation when it was officially classified as a Grand Cru Classé, the crowning glory for all the hard work and investment undertaken to improve the estate.
Chateau Fombrauge Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2016 is a blend of 93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc picked from 30 September to the 22 October, clearly more expressive on the nose compared to the 2016 Magrez-Fombrauge with attractive blackberry, raspberry coulis and cold stone aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, linear but fresh with a grippy, slightly tarry finish that lingers in the mouth.