Chateau de Fonsalette

Réservé Côtes du Rhône Red Rhône Blend

9.425 ratings
8.63 pro ratings
Côtes du Rhône, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Tomato-Based, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Pork, Beef
Top Notes For
Tom Casagrande

Whenever we can find it, this is our March “anniversary” (of our first date) wine. First one was the ‘83 in 1987.

This ‘08 is on the decline but it still unmistakably a Reynaud Grenache. Spicy, earthy, iron-y, fragrant, powerful and elegant. I wish the importer would make more recent vintages available. We’re all cheated because it’s not. I had to shell out well over $100 to get this retail, clearly through a secondary market. Still, we’re happy to have it!

Whenever we can find it, this is our March “anniversary” (of our first date) wine. First one was the ‘83 in 1987.

This ‘08 is on the decline but it still unmistakably a Reynaud Grenache. Spicy, earthy, iron-y, fragrant, powerful and elegant. I wish the importer would make more recent vintages available. We’re all cheated because it’s not. I had to shell out well over $100 to get this retail, clearly through a secondary market. Still, we’re happy to have it!

Mar 10th, 2019
Tom Donegan

Sommelier Stokehouse

7.6

Fucked me in options - called Spanish white blend - interesting but not worth the price tag

Fucked me in options - called Spanish white blend - interesting but not worth the price tag

Aug 10th, 2013
Alvaro Bustillos

Reynard dinner by daniel johannes withe morrell wines - pressoir - la paulee

Reynard dinner by daniel johannes withe morrell wines - pressoir - la paulee

Mar 4th, 2020
Fredybeans

Jaune
Nez épices terpénique légère note de thym
Fraîche dense et grasse de la tension et de la fraîcheur malgré l alcool
Superbe vin du Rhône 👍👍

Jaune
Nez épices terpénique légère note de thym
Fraîche dense et grasse de la tension et de la fraîcheur malgré l alcool
Superbe vin du Rhône 👍👍

Jul 23rd, 2019
Cesar R.

Phenomenal. The vintage is starting to hit its drinking window, with a richness that has been tamed down by time. Nose is 100% Reynaud, aromatics are delicate but full scale, and finish never ends. This is intoxicatingly good.

Phenomenal. The vintage is starting to hit its drinking window, with a richness that has been tamed down by time. Nose is 100% Reynaud, aromatics are delicate but full scale, and finish never ends. This is intoxicatingly good.

Apr 28th, 2018
Mike Levin

I could smell this all day. Delivers again. Lush raisin and wax.

I could smell this all day. Delivers again. Lush raisin and wax.

Oct 9th, 2017
Mike Levin

Lush raisins and meat. Beautiful bright ruby. Crystalline.

Lush raisins and meat. Beautiful bright ruby. Crystalline.

Aug 18th, 2017
Mike Levin

Mature leather and soft notes of remaining red fruit.

Mature leather and soft notes of remaining red fruit.

Aug 18th, 2017
Thoger Petry

Full throttle intensity. Tar, Violets, dusty peppered berries and roughly worn leather. Nothing stands out structurally though more due to its completely attention grabbing aromatic character. Not your granddaddy's CDR. Great wine to drink while recovering from hernia surgery.

Full throttle intensity. Tar, Violets, dusty peppered berries and roughly worn leather. Nothing stands out structurally though more due to its completely attention grabbing aromatic character. Not your granddaddy's CDR. Great wine to drink while recovering from hernia surgery.

Jul 1st, 2017
Adam Carroll

2 hrs after first pour - completely different wine. Very good indeed

2 hrs after first pour - completely different wine. Very good indeed

Feb 5th, 2017