Aromas of impeccably ripe cassis, blackberries and dark cherries. Very fruit-focused nose. The palate has a suave array of layered tannins that carry dark-cherry and blueberry flavors. Really pure wine. Try from 2020.
93 points, James Suckling (Feb 2018)
The 2015 Fontenil is gorgeous. Inky blue/purplish fruit, lavender, crème de cassis, licorice and spice fill out the wine's plush, resonant frame effortlessly. Racy and yet also wonderfully nuanced, the 2015 is a superb Fontenil. Drink it over the next decade. Tasted two times.
92 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Feb 2018)
The 2015 Fontenil is deep garnet-purple in color with crushed red and black currants, black cherries and mulberries notions with an earthy undercurrent of underbrush and truffles plus a waft of tilled soil. The medium to full-bodied palate has bags of purity and minerality with a firm frame of chewy tannins and lively acid line lifting the youthful fruit to a long finish. This should age beautifully!
91 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Issue # Interim - Feb 2018)
From the home estate of Michel and Dany Rolland, the 2015 Fontenil is an elegant, fresh, medium-bodied Fronsac excelling on its purity and finesse. Displaying beautiful notes of black fruits, plums, leafy herbs and hints of lead pencil, it has integrated acidity, ripe, moderate tannin, and an impeccably balanced profile that will keep it drinking nicely for at least a decade.
91 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Nov 2017)
Solid, with a core of steeped plum and black currant fruit that melds nicely with singed alder and smoldering tobacco notes. Light chalky minerality hangs on the finish, giving this cut and length. Merlot. Drink now through 2025. 3,516 cases made.
91 points, James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (Apr 2018)