2018 Fontenil Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
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JD 94 JL 94 JL 94 JS 93 WA 93 VN 93 WS 92
JD 94

jebdunnuck.com, March 2021

The 2018 Château Fontenil is a beautiful wine that readers will be happy to have in their cellar. Coming from the home estate of Michel and Danny Rolland in Fronsac, it offers a saturated ruby/purple hue as well as...
JL 94

TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2019

(92-94 points) The nose pops with flowers, crushed rock, cherries and licorice without being asked. On the palate, the wine is concentrated with layers of ripe, fleshy, sweet black raspberries, licorice and plums. Complex...
JL 94

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2021

The flowery nose, with its incense, smoke, licorice and wild cherries gets your initial attention. However, it is the waves of perfect ripe, silky, sexy, sweet red fruits with their freshness and purity on the palate and...
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, January 2021

Blueberry and raspberry notes with wood and earthy undertones. It is full-bodied with nice acidity and intense, creamy tannins. Beautiful, clean finish. Still tight, as it should be. Drink after 2023.
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2021

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Fontenil hits the ground running with vivacious notes of baked black plums, stewed black cherries and black raspberry preserves, followed by hints of molten licorice, ground cloves and...
VN 93

Vinous, March 2021

The 2018 Fontenil is even better from bottle than it was from barrel. Super-ripe dark cherry, plum, licorice, menthol and spice flesh out as this supple, exuberant Fronsac shows off its curves. Touches of new French oak...
WS 92

Wine Spectator, March 2021

Black cherry and cassis notes are fresh and unencumbered in feel as they lead the way, carried by silky structure and infused with subtle minerality and a hint of anise through the finish. Drink now through 2030. – JM


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Fronsac
Vintage 2018
Size 1.5L
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork