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!