Château Fonréaud

It is impossible to visit the Bordeaux region and not stumble across Château Fonréaud. Well, on second thoughts it is possible if you restrict yourself to visiting only St Emilion, Pomerol, Graves and Pessac-Léognan. But who would come to Bordeaux without venturing north, up the Médoc peninsula, to the famed appellations of St Estèphe, Pauillac, St Julien and Margaux? Not to mention Listrac-Médoc and Moulis-en-Médoc. Not me. And probably not you.

Château Fonréaud

While many cru bourgeois châteaux are shrinking violets, small maisons and even smaller cellars, tucked well out of the way in the wilds of the Haut-Médoc and Médoc appellations, this is not a description that can be applied to Château Fonréaud. This imposing château occupies the most commanding position possible atop a small mountain overlooking the main road running north out of Bordeaux, en route for those famous left-bank appellations.

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