Le Défi de Fontenil 2015 - Rolland Collection

Le Défi de Fontenil 2015 Wine of France France

100% Merlot - Limited Edition

2015 : The light was. Smothness, delicacy, pleasure!

A fairly intense, deep crimson and garnet-red colour.

Ripe fruit aromas combine with a delicious medley of fruit compote notes and wonderful complexity, making for an excellent vintage!

Powerful, harmonious, tannic, and already well-balanced and voluminous on the palate, with an impressively long aftertaste.

A full-bodied and complex wine made to withstand the test of time.

Michel Rolland

  • Original packaging :  wooden case of 6 bottles
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Le Défi de Fontenil 2015 - Rolland Collection 92+/100
The deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Le Defi Fontenil opens with cedar and spice box notions giving way to cassis, baked plums and black cherries with touches of fallen leaves, dusty soil and chargrill. Full-bodied, firm and taut in the mouth with plenty of exuberant black fruits and earthy layers, it finishes on a lingering earthy note. Give it another 2-3 years in bottle and drink it over the next 20+.
Le Défi de Fontenil 2015 - Rolland Collection 94/100
Le Défi de Fontenil 2015 - Rolland Collection 93/100
The 2015 Le Défi de Fontenil, 100% Merlot from the estate's 60-100 year old vines and fermented in barrel, is magnificent. Rich, powerful and unctuous, the 2015 possesses stunning depth an explosive energy to burn. Inky fruit, chocolate, exotic spice and lavender are some of the many notes that burst out of the glass in this vivid, full-throttled Fronsac. The 2015 is flat-out gorgeous.
Le Défi de Fontenil 2015 - Rolland Collection 93/100
Dark in color, with layers of rich dark fruit, licorice, crushed rock, wet earth and espresso. There is freshness, length, purity of fruit and complexity in the long, round, finish. This can age and evolve for 15-20 year with out any trouble. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/search-wine-tasting-notes/?szSearch=defi+de+fontenil
Le Défi de Fontenil 2015 - Rolland Collection 94/100
I think the finest Fronsac produced in the vintage is the 2015 Le Defi de Fontenil and it’s an incredible wine you need to seek out. Made from 100% Merlot and loaded with notions of blackcurrants, smoked earth, and chocolate, this beauty hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a broad, expansive texture, sweet tannin, and a great finish. The 2000 is drinking beautifully today, and the 2015 will be no different and keep for upwards of two decades.
Appellation| Wine of France
Soils| Clay and limestone on "molasses" of Fronsac
Vineyard| 1,66 ha
Age of the vines| More than 80 years
Harvest| Manual grape picking and double sorting
Vinification| Vinified in new french oak barrels / malolactic fermentation in the same barrels.
Ageing| 18 months in the same barrels
Production| 4500 bottles
First vintage| 2000