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This is the first taste for me of the 2009 Fontenil (it has been lying patiently in the cellar for about 3 years). This is a deep, Merlot-red wine with a fragrance of fine Kirsch and wet sphagnum. There is white pepper (light) with bright cherry (poss...
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Varietals Produced by Château Fontenil View all
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Château Fontenil on Snooth
The 2011 Fontenil - after a laying down of about 2 years - has settled into a civilised yet acidic food wine (sometimes euphemistically known as a "classic vintage"). Still, this is Bordeaux as it is usually known and understood. This wine will last another 10 years, but whether it will improve much is debatable. Today, it is good wine with mea... Read More
A weekday wine is the same as a weekend wine for me (you are allowed to guess ... ... Today, it is a 2009 Chateau Fontenil (Fronsac A. O. C.). If I imbibe with the victuals depicted in the above posts, I may just post some images in future. Until then, I am, yours truly, Read More
This is the first taste for me of the 2009 Fontenil (it has been lying patiently in the cellar for about 3 years). This is a deep, Merlot-red wine with a fragrance of fine Kirsch and wet sphagnum. There is white pepper (light) with bright cherry (possibly ripe cranberry sans acidity) and racy tannin on the finish. A very fine Fronsac. 91 points. Read More
Strong creme de cassis on the nose. Also, raspberry, wet stones and flowers. Medium to full bodied on the palate. Flavors match the aromas. Creamy red and black berry and currants. Rich and decadent.- Tasted at Marché Bacchus 9/4/10 Read More
old, obscure scoring method: (3.5/3/2/3)[5/17/13=35+/-5 out of 50?] Read More
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