The second wine of Fonplégade is soft, gentle, the tannins firmly surprised behind a velvet texture and ripe fruit. There is a jammy, sweet quality to the wine, and it is ready to drink now.
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.