Chateau Fontenil 2001 Fronsac

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Chateau Fontenil 2001 Fronsac

Chateau Fontenil 2001 Fronsac

Tasting notes, Robert Parker, 91 points
As hard as it is to believe, Fontenil’s 2001 may be even better than their 2000. In fact, it may be the finest Fontenil to date, and a credit to the brilliant winemaking/proprietor team of Dany and Michel Rolland. A sleeper of the vintage as well as a good value, it boasts a dense ruby/purple color along with a big, sweet nose of creosote, black currant liqueur, melted licorice, and a hint of minerals. Medium-bodied, with layers of fruit, a beautiful texture, and an opulent finish, this heady Fronsac can be drunk over the next 10-12 years. Bravo!
Ch Fontenil 2001 Fronsac.Owned and run by the legendary Michel Rolland and his wife, Dani, this is a well-crafted wine that is still in its youth. With a dense, concentrated palate, it will develop beautifully over the next five years

DANY AND MICHEL ROLLAND ARE THE HEIRS TO A SOLID FAMILY WINE TRADITION. BOTH HAVE DEGREES IN OENOLOGY FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF BORDEAUX, AND THEY KNOW THE FRONSAC APPELLATION WELL. HAVING BEEN CONSULTANTS TO NUMEROUS ESTATES IN THE REGION, THEY DECIDED TO SET UP THERE AND MAKE WINE.

SO, IN 1986, THEY ACQUIRED A FEW HECTARES IN THE COMMUNE OF SAILLANS, WHICH THEY CALLED CHÂTEAU FONTENIL, AFTER THE NAME OF ONE OF THE PLOTS IN THE VINEYARD. THE RENOVATION WORK ON THE INSTALLATIONS LASTED UNTIL 1999; THE VINIFICATION CELLARS, THE BARREL CELLAR AND THE STORAGE CELLAR WERE ALL EQUIPPED WITH HIGH-PERFORMANCE MATERIAL.
Chateau Fontenil 2001 Fronsac The wine are 75cl bottle size

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