Château Fontenil (no reserve) 1998 - Lot of 1 Bottle
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Château Fontenil (no reserve) 1998

  • Black fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Wine for ageing
  • Color: Red
  • 13 %
  • Intensity
  • Classic

With its imposing tannic palette so typical for Fronsac, this wine is both generous and charming and offers great value for money. More info

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 very slightly marked label
  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Fronsac
  • Producer/Owner: Michel et Dany Rolland
  • More information....

Château Fontenil serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Epaule dagneau braisée.

Peak: To drink

  • Vintage score: 17/20
  • What the experts say...

    "A serious vin de garde, the dense ruby/purple-colored 1998 offers abundant quantities of blackberries intermixed with licorice and coffee. Structured, dense, and concentrated" R. Parker (04/2001)

    Lot presentation
    Château Fontenil

    Cuvée presentation

    Dense and powerful, the tannins are always elegant, and usually well-coated and very ripe. Refined and distinguished, these are rich, full-bodied wines.

    Information about domain Château Fontenil

    Charlemagne built a fortress in the Fronsac region, overlooking the confluence of the Dordogne and the Isle, to survey the river traffic and the road leading to Bordeaux. Culminating at an altitude of 75 metres, it offers a magnificent view of Fronsac's rugged landscape. The wine production area is now slightly removed from the main thoroughfares, but has some beautiful churches and châteaux. The wines of Fronsac are often best characterized by their tannic expression. The château Fontenil belongs to Dany and Michel Rolland since 1985. Located on the excellent terroir of Saillans, the wines are produced using modern techniques such as micro-oxygenation.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 very slightly marked label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Space in a wine storage facility
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case: No
    • French customs seal: no
    • Alcohol percentage: 13 %
    • Country/Region: Bordeaux
    • Appellation/Wine: Fronsac
    • Producer/Owner: Michel et Dany Rolland
    • Vintage: 1998
    • Color: Red
    • Peak: To drink
    • Service temperature: 16°
    • Viticulture: Conventional
    • Size (in ha): 9
    • Volume: 40000 bottles
    • Intensity: Classic
    • Dominant aroma: Black fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: Merlot 85%, Cabernet Sauvignon 15%
    Château Fontenil
    Château Fontenil

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    Château Fontenil (no reserve) 1998

    iDealwine Price(1) corresponds to the hammer price and the buyer's premium charged by the auctioneer. (1)Bottle format