Poured core black trending opaque toward a "leggy" glass wall and the transparent wine ring.
Fragrant aromatic medley of toasted coffee, roses, cedar, sweet cooking spice, and dried herbs were opulent.
Approachably firm layered tannin with good acidity facilitated a comfortable structure for this full bodied Merlot with a dollop of Cabernet Franc, and building upon its bounty of flowers, licorice, boysenberry, blackberry, gathering hints of descending plum and black cherry, with some heat (15% alcohol), added not only to the finish but the foundation overall.
My opinion? Quality, Price, Ratio (QPR) was not there for me with this wine. Other Bordeaux red wines, like the Château La Dominique Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé 2009 Bordeaux, at one third the cost, I not being a speculator, was a better value. I would not buy this Château Magrez Fombrauge Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2009 Bordeaux again, unless I inherited a large sum of money.