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Chateau Fontenil Fronsac 2005

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Chateau Fontenil Fronsac 2005 750ML      
Sku: 41818

Dany and Michel Rolland are the heirs to a solid family wine tradition. Both have degrees in Oenology from the University of Bordeaux, and they know the Fronsac appellation well. Having been consultants to numerous estates in the region, they decided to make wine there. In 1986, they acquired a few acres in the commune of Saillans, which they called Chateau Fontenil; it is named after one of the plots in the vineyard. The vineyard on a south-facing slope looks down at the town of Libourne. This magnificent setting frames an estate whose wines have enhanced the reputation of the Fronsac appellation.

Tasting notes
Purple color with ruby hues. Complex yet reticent nose with layer of tobacco and black fruits. Full and generous palate, firm but succulent tannins. Plump and smooth finish.

Rating
“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 wine actually needs another several years of bottle age. Tasted June 2015, RP.” Wine Advocate, 92 Points

Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Fronsac
Grape Varietal: Bordeaux Blend
Type: Still wine
 
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