Robert Parker writes in Wine Advocate: "Composed of 77% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, the soft, silky, up-front, plush 2008 exhibits a dark plum/garnet hue along with seductive aromas of red and black fruits, damp earth, charcoal and roasted herbs. Consume it over the next 7-8 years."
The 2008 Fombrauge is a blend of 77% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon. It exhibits a deep, dark purple/violet color with aromatics of coffee bean/espresso roast, anise, and dark fruits. The same characteristics are reflected on the palate with the addition of dark chocolate and sweet tannins. The wine is still young and tight, but this is definitely a classic Bordeaux. No wonder Robert Parker praised 2008 as "an exceptionally strong vintage in Pomerol and St.-Emilion."