2017 Fontenil

Fontenil

90Average Score
Red
En Primeur
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Scores & Notes
Average Score
90
Critic Notes

A solid red for the vintage with dark berries, dark chocolate and some crushed-stone character. Medium body, a pretty core of fruit and a clean finish.

Score: 91-92/100James Suckling

The 2017 Fontenil is well defined, and quite focused compared to the previous two vintages. It has a rather conservative bouquet that nevertheless has fine intensity with attractive black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin, just a nagging green vein towards the second half that just discombobulates the finish and lingers unwanted on the aftertaste. That may dissipate during the élevage – we will see.

Score: 89-91/100Neal MartinDrinking Window: 2022 - 2045

Black as the ace of spades. Black and dense but not lacking freshness. Dark with some oaky char and the tannins are fine. Perhaps a little bit too strongly built for the depth of fruit? (JH)

Score: 16-/20Jancis RobinsonDrinking Window: Drink 2024-2030

The 2017 Fontenil is deep garnet-purple in color and sports warm blackberries, cassis and plums notes with an earthy background and a waft of baking spices. Medium-bodied with soft tannins and refreshing acidity, it has plenty of juicy fruit and good length. Apr 2018, www.robertparker.com

Score: 88-90/100Lisa Perrotti-Brown
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Fronsac
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
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Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Fronsac
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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