Château Fontenil 2018 - Rolland Collection

Château Fontenil 2018 Fronsac France

100% Merlot

Once more a vintage of the century!!!

Lovely deep colour with crimson highlights.

Notes of black fruit, blackcurrant and blackberry mingle with vanilla undertones on the nose.

Well-structured, fairly rich and round on the palate with good depth and silky, well-balanced tannins, culminating in a wonderful finish.

While enjoyable as of 2028, it can also be cellared for a long time, since it will only improve with age.

Michel Rolland

  • Original packaging : wooden case of 6 bottles
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Château Fontenil 2018 - Rolland Collection 94/100
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 terrific Pomerol-like aromas and flavors of cassis, damp earth, violets, and cedary spice. Flawlessly balanced, medium-bodied, with background oak as well as chalky minerality, it's already hard to resist yet has another 10-15 years of prime drinking ahead of it. It's a hidden gem in the vintage.
Château Fontenil 2018 - Rolland Collection 94/100
Château Fontenil 2018 - Rolland Collection 93/100
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 sandalwood. The rich, full-bodied palate is jam-packed with black fruit preserves and exotic spice accents, framed by plush tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long and perfumed.
Château Fontenil 2018 - Rolland Collection 93/100
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.
Château Fontenil 2018 - Rolland Collection 92/100
Château Fontenil 2018 - Rolland Collection 91/100
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 and blood orange add the closing shades of nuance. Antonio Galloni
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 (40% new)
Ageing| 18 months in french oak barrels (60% new)
Production| 58.534 bottles
First vintage| 1986