2015 Defi de Fontenil



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Average critic rating : 91.63 points

91-93

91-93

Dany Rolland's Le Défi de Fontenil (100% Merlot) emerges from 60 to 100 year-old vines and is fermented entirely in barrel. A magnificent, beautifully textured wine, the 2015 Le Défi de Fontenil captures the essence of Dany Rolland's style. The 2015 is rich, sumptuous and creamy from start to finish, with layers of opulent fruit that continue to blossom as the wine sits in the glass. The new oak is completely integrated. What else can I say? This is a superb showing. Apr 2016, www.Vinous.com

90-92

90-92

The 2015 Le Defi Fontenil is actually showing better than the 2015 Fontenil at the moment: more clarity and details, some attractive red cherries and blueberry fruit to enjoy, pencil lead aromas developing with time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly chewy tannin, plenty of ripe black tarry fruit, but with the acidity to rein any excessive exuberance in. It should drink well for a decade after bottling. Apr 2016, www.eRobertParker.com, Drink: 2018-2028

94-95

94-95

Very dense and savory with chewy tannins and a blackberry and blueberry character. Extremely minerally Full and rich. This is very old vines as much as 100 years old. It is fermented in barrel. A super selection of Merlot. Apr 2016, www.JamesSuckling.com

89

89

Tasting note coming soon. Apr 2016, www.TimAtkin.com

UK DOMESTIC DELIVERY:

FINE+RARE offers UK home delivery through our logistics partner London City Bond, with next day deliveries available for Central London addresses.
We deliver Monday to Friday; charges are £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent) for most UK postcodes.
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INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY:

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F+R STORAGE:

Our storage costs are highly competitive. We will happily accept cases or single bottles, charging pro-rata based on the number of bottles and length of storage period.
Unlike many other wine companies, our service includes storage of duty paid wines as well as in bond from any reputable source, not just those bought through FINE+RARE.
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IN BOND AND DUTY PAID DELIVERY TO STORAGE ACCOUNTS:

FINE+RARE can arrange delivery of your wines to your personal fine wine storage account:
Deliveries within London City Bond or to a Vinotheque storage account are charged at £ 8 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).
Deliveries to all other storage providers are charged at £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).

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