Vivid aromas of currants, strawberries and cut flowers follow through to a medium body, firm tannins and an integrated palate. Tight and fresh. Delicious. Drink now or hold.
Sleek in feel, with racy red currant preserve notes flecked with light savory, tobacco and alder accents. A lingering sanguine hint adds focus on the finish. Suave. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. JM
Soft, silky and easy to like, with a supple textured, sweet, plum and chocolate charm.
The Château Fontenil 2014 has a ripe and generous bouquet with red cherry and cassis fruit, neatly integrated with the new oak. The palate is fresh and vibrant on the entry with fine tannin, good acidity and quite an elegant finish. This is a well-crafted Fronsac for the vintage. Robert Parker
A dark, succulent wine, the 2014 Fontenil is all about texture. Sweet black cherries, cloves, new leather, cedar and tobacco meld together in a sumptuous, racy Fronsac that will drink well right out of the gate. Expressive floral notes add a measure of invigorating freshness on the finish.