Château Fontenil

Fronsac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.143 ratings
9.19 pro ratings
Fronsac, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Dan R
8.1

Lean and drying, but with good acidity and structure. Animal notes emerge on day 2.

Lean and drying, but with good acidity and structure. Animal notes emerge on day 2.

Mar 6th, 2019
Chris McClellan

Tart, plush blueberries, chocolate and med + acid. Slight earth, but certainly earth driven. Some oak appreciated on the nose. Opened up over hours.

Tart, plush blueberries, chocolate and med + acid. Slight earth, but certainly earth driven. Some oak appreciated on the nose. Opened up over hours.

Nov 24th, 2017
Daron Watson

violets, damson, fig, black cherry, blackberry, spice cake & cigar box ~ rich soft licorice tannins

violets, damson, fig, black cherry, blackberry, spice cake & cigar box ~ rich soft licorice tannins

2 people found it helpfulJan 26th, 2016
April Wang

Medium plus ruby. Prunes, blueberry, smoke, spices, fine tannins. Medium plus acidity, medium sugar

Medium plus ruby. Prunes, blueberry, smoke, spices, fine tannins. Medium plus acidity, medium sugar

2 people found it helpfulJan 20th, 2016
Patrick Hu

Cherry, green pepper. High velvet-to-tannin ratio.

Cherry, green pepper. High velvet-to-tannin ratio.

1 person found it helpfulDec 13th, 2015
Jake Hajer

Classy- over ripe red fruit that's falling over the hill.

Classy- over ripe red fruit that's falling over the hill.

Oct 13th, 2016
Chris MacLean

Lovely Fronsac seemingly at its peak. Nice balance and persistence. 30 dollars from Garagiste. Good value.

Lovely Fronsac seemingly at its peak. Nice balance and persistence. 30 dollars from Garagiste. Good value.

Mar 28th, 2016
Gregory Fulchiero

Alcohol still dominates - wet earth and dried plum notes

Alcohol still dominates - wet earth and dried plum notes

Jan 8th, 2016
Deb Dellaposta

Blueberry, old earth, soft tannins, licorice in the finish

Blueberry, old earth, soft tannins, licorice in the finish

Sep 3rd, 2018