"Showcasing a sublime texture, the Fonbadet 2008 is one of the surprises of the vintage. Round and smooth, this nearly full-bodied offering delivers black raspberry and cassis-like flavors that are polished and concentrated. Excellent depth on the midpalate and finish, where soil tones add complexity. Composed of a blend dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, with sizeable percentages of Merlot and Cabernet Franc as well. Notably, the grapes for this wine come from a blend of non-contiguous vineyards that border the heavy hitters of Pauillac, including Chateaux Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Pontet Canet, and Lynch Bages."