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2016 Chateau Fontenil

Fronsac, Bordeaux, FRANCE
$46. 99 Bottle
$563.88 Dozen
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
The 2016 Fontenil has a tightly wound bouquet with blackberry and subtle undergrowth aromas that change towards more marine-like, estuarine scents. There is certainly good complexity here. The palate is nicely poised with plenty of dusky black fruit. There is actually a very slight green edge...not under-ripe, perhaps more a leafiness that actually complements this Fronsac and lends freshness. I think this will turn out very fine once in bottle.
90-92 points
Neal Martin eRobertParker.com #230 (Apr 2017)

Sleek in feel, with racy acidity pulling the raspberry and plum fruit along from the get-go. The chalky minerality is well-embedded on the finish. Solid.-J.M.
90-93 points
Wine Spectator

Very pretty balance to this with a juicy fruit character, bright acidity and a long and flavorful finish. Savory and juicy.
92-93 points
James Suckling

Michel and Dany Rolland's 2016 Fontenil is quite pretty. Bright, crystalline and precise, it offers a compelling interplay of pliant, red-toned fruit and savory notes, all with an extra kick of acid-driven freshness. In 2016, Fontenil is bit more savory and less overtly fruit-driven than in some previous years. Tasted three times.
90-92 points