Chateau Fontenil Fronsac 2010
Wine Enthusiast90-92 New wood aromas, and a tight palate, very toasty in character. Blackberry juice is under the wood, with the relief of final acidity. Barrel sample.
Wine SpectatorFresh and racy, with a very direct beam of black cherry and red currant fruit, gently laced with tobacco and sage hints that glide through the inviting finish. Not as grippy as the best, but shows lovely purity and balance, with deceptive length. Best from 2015 through 2023.
Wine AdvocateThe 2010 Fontenil displays loads of crushed rock and floral notes intermixed with raspberries, red currants and some darker fruits such as blueberries. It is medium to full-bodied, with relatively soft tannins but good acidity, ripeness and focus. It should drink nicely for at least a decade.