2005 Fontenil, Fronsac (1.5L)

SKU #1250696 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 From the home estate of Dany and Michel Rolland, the 2005 Fontenil has an opaque, thick ruby/purple color. Dense plum, black cherry, blackberry and cassis fruit jump from the glass of this full-bodied, terrific Fronsac, which is one of the appellation’s stars of the vintage. Long, rich, young, and capable of lasting another 15-20 years, this is one of the candidates for Wine of the Vintage in Fronsac. This wine actually needs another several years of bottle age. (RP)  (6/2015)

91 points Wine Spectator

 Round and fruity, with crushed black fruit and a hint of oaky vanilla. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a long, balanced finish. Concentrated and rich, with lots of coffee and berry character. (JS)  (3/2008)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Bright medium ruby. Sappy aroma of cherry liqueur. Sweet, silky and thick, with lovely floral lift contributing to the impression of juiciness and energy. Sexy, aromatic and fruit-driven wine with terrific life for the vintage. The serious finish features firm tannins and very good length. This should age nicely. (ST)  (5/2008)

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Staff Image By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/21/2016 | Send Email
Fontenil has Michel Rolland as its owner and winemaker, and delivers a very high quality Fronsac. Offering a charming nose of cocoa-covered cherries along with earthy notes, it’s a medium to full-bodied wine, with dark chocolate and cherries on its tannic palate. It needs a bit of decanting to showcase all of its appeal. It is showing a nice development now, which suggests it is a good candidate for the near term.

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