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Le Defi de Fontenil

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2018 Le Defi de Fontenil  (Fronsac) 95

Inky in color, the wine coats your palate with fruit, rocks and stones. Dense, but light on its feet, which is a difficult balance to achieve, the nose is all about the flowers, licorice, black cherry and boysenberry. With dark chocolate coming in at the end, the finish keeps on going long after the wine has gone to where it was destined to go. This is the best vintage ever of Le Defi Fontenil. 94-96 Pts

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2016 Le Defi de Fontenil  (Fronsac) 94

Still inky in color, this looks like a barrel sample. The wine is rich, lush, silky and fresh. The velvet textured finish coats your palate with perfectly ripe, silky fruit, rocks and stones. Made from 100% old vine Merlot, this is going to age quite nicely. 94 Points

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Inky in color, with gobs of dark chocolate covered black raspberries, licorice, espresso and wet earth. The wine is concentrated, deep, dark, and rich. The fruit is ripe, pure and juicy, which you can really taste in the long, opulent finish. Made from 100% old vine Merlot, which varies in age from 80 to 100 years of age, this is Le Defi Fontenil yet produced by Dany Rolland and Michel Rolland. Le Defi Fontenil is not made in every vintage, it is reserved for only the top vintages. 93 Points

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2015 Le Defi de Fontenil  (Fronsac) 93

Dark in color, with layers of rich dark fruit, licorice, crushed rock, wet earth and espresso. There is freshness, length, purity of fruit and complexity in the long, round, finish. This can age and evolve for 15-20 year with out any trouble. 93 Points

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Inky in color, with loads of dark, ripe, sweet fruits, freshness, black licorice, minerality and length, finishing with loads of ripe, lush, juicy fruit. Le Defi Fontenil is only produced in the best vintages. 91 Points

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