The second wine of Château Fonplégade is dark, brooding, powerful. There are sweet chocolate and spice flavors that even manage to dominate the solid, ripe black berry fruits. Certainly rich, it misses the freshness of acidity.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.