Château Fontenil 2014 - Rolland Collection

Château Fontenil 2014 Fronsac France

90% Merlot - 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

A beautiful miraculous vintage!

This wine is a good reflection of the course of the year.

A calm climate, but not excessively so, resulting in deeply-coloured wines with excellent finesse and elegance.

No particular exuberance, but well-rounded with no harshness.

An immediately appealing wine, enjoyable as of now.

Michel Rolland 

  • Original packaging : wooden case of 12 bottles
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Château Fontenil 2014 - Rolland Collection 92/100
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.
Château Fontenil 2014 - Rolland Collection 90/100
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
Château Fontenil 2014 - Rolland Collection 90/100
Soft, silky and easy to like, with a supple textured, sweet, plum and chocolate charm.
Château Fontenil 2014 - Rolland Collection 89-91/100
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
Château Fontenil 2014 - Rolland Collection 89/100
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.
Appellation| Fronsac, France
Soils| Clay and limestone on "molasses" of Fronsac
Vineyard| 9 ha
Age of the vines| More than 45 years old
Harvest| Manual grape picking and double sorting
Vinification| Vinification in small wood & steel tanks (thermoregulated) and in new french oak barrels / Malolactic fermentation in new french oak barrels
Ageing| 18 months in french oak barrels (60% new)
Production| 40.950 bottles
First vintage| 1986