Paul’s favorite – a Bordeaux



My favorite wine is Barton & Guestier’s Fonset-Lacour Rouge, a classic Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot blend, made by Barton and Guestier in Bordeaux. I’m not one that believes French wines are the world’s best, (In fact, my favorites wines as a whole are from the Colombia Valley)  but I do believe a good part of enjoying wine is appreciation of the culture that produced it. There’s nothing better than sitting in a restaurant overlooking the Mediterranean Sea with good friends and forgetting the rest of the world. Fonset-Lacour will give you a small taste of that while never leaving your own home.

Barton and Guestier is a premier French winery which started producing wine 1725. In my opinion they make some of the best middle market wines in the world. I have yet to visit the winery, but hope to do so when I go to France in May of next year.

Fonset-Lacour is a classic Bordeaux blend, often referred to as a Meritage in the Napa Valley. It has a classic flavor, rich and dry and has that unique Bordeaux feel that makes the wine seem to float across the palate, as if you’re not drinking it, you’re breathing it in. Maybe that’s why the bottles seem to empty so fast.

B&G refers to it as a historic AOC blend. That said, it’s not the easiest wine to find. It’s not available in many countries and not every state. But if you have trouble finding it, just contact Petra Frebauld, at B&G’s headquarters in France. (He speaks perfect English and is a super nice guy)

Although I have not seen it here in Medellin, in America I believe you can still get a case for under $200. You’ll want a case, because, like I said, the bottles seem to empty at a surprisingly fast pace.

Paul Schwartzmeyer

Medellin Colombia.