|91 FALSTAFF: "Tiefdunkles Rubingranat, violette Reflexe, zarte Randaufhellung. Mit einem Hauch von Nougatkaramell unterlegte dunkle Beerenfrucht, kandierte Orangenzesten, feine tabakige Würze. Mittlerer Körper, reife Pflaumen, schokoladiger Touch, integrierte Tannine, extraktsüßer Abgang, verfügt über Reifepotenzial."
91 DECANTER: "This really is a successful Fonbadet full of rich dark liquorice that feels extremely typical of the appellation. The tannins are present but not rustic with a sense of vibrancy and uplift through the finish alongside a quickening feeling of slate minerality."
91-92 JAMES SUCKLING: "Pretty, bright dark fruit with blueberry and currant aromas and flavors. Medium body and firm, silky tannins."
91-93 THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Full-bodied and loaded with dark, red berries, wet earth, forest leaf and crème de cassis, this wine has body, Pauillac character, freshness and a round finish exploding with juicy, peppery, sweet red fruits."
91-93 JEB DUNNUCK: "I loved the 2018 Château Fonbadet, a Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated blend (there’s 25% Merlot) that’s aging in 50% new French oak. Classic Pauillac notes of cassis, lead pencil, graphite, cold fireplace, and ample earthy minerality all flow to a medium to full-bodied, elegant wine that stays tight, focused, and structured on the palate. It’s going to need 4-5 years of bottle age, but it’s a beauty."