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- winoweenie - 12-04-2010 11:32 PM

This grand cru St. Emilion needs drinking. Either this sucker is on the down-snort or it's slumbering. Thot for sure I'd posted on this but can't find hide-nor on it but gleaning my memory banks I remembered a lush highly drinkable bottle. This bottle was by no way undrinkable but just lacks the zip I remembered. Will closely monitor this sucker as I hate it whenceda nice bottle goes south. WW

- Drew - 12-05-2010 11:00 AM

You're not the only one who experienced the same. This is what David Bueker posted on the winelover's page Friday.

WTN: 2000 Fombrauge (St. Emilion) - odd wine
by David M. Bueker » Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:42 am

Most of the time we worry about a wine's fruit giving out before its structure. That's not the case here. The structure is almost entirely gone, leaving something akin to dry, berry-flavored pancake syrup with a shot of alcohol. Very strange wine that has fallen off the balance cliff.I've been following this wine since it was released, having bought a case on futures back when I didn't know what I was doing with Bordeaux (and had somewhat different tastes to boot). I have now opened 8 bottles of it, and it's gotten worse and worse each time. Once it was gutsy and lush, lots of fun. Now it's soft and flabby like a beanbag chair. It even leaves the little Styrofoam balls all over the floor.
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- winoweenie - 12-05-2010 12:25 PM

Mine wasn't nearly that bad a disaster but I'm sure provenaance has a factor in that. Forgot to post more particulars...66% Merlot, 19% Cab, and 15% Cab franc. Paid 15 a clatter n premiure. For what it's worth Prker gave this baby a 90-92 in his rag. WW

- winoweenie - 12-05-2010 06:39 PM

Revisited another bottle today while the memory has a chance. If there ever was a wine to use as a Movie Title this sucker be it...." Night and Day". Today there was a nice nose with all the stuff and such you want, and all them good things hit the tongue running.sitting here with the last in the glass and can assure all there's great balamce between the acid tannins and copious fruit I remembered. Who'da thunk-him? WW