Tasted at the Cru Bourgeois annual tasting, the 2015 Fontesteau has a generous bouquet with blackberry, raspberry, cedar and sous bois scents that are nicely defined. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, quite fine tannin, plenty of edgy red fruit and impressive delineation on the finish that shows focus and length. This is recommended. Bravo. Tasted September 2017. (NM)
The 2015 Château Fontesteau is a beautiful 2015 from vines west of Pauillac and made from roughly 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 49% Merlot and a splash of Cabernet Franc. Loaded with notions of red fruits (cherries, framboise), flowers and hints of cedar and vanilla, it’s medium-bodied, elegant and silky on the palate, with fine tannin. It’s an impressive wine that will keep for 10-12 years.
This rich, spicy wine has a toasty element from the new-wood aging and also plenty of ripe, berry fruits and balanced acidity. It comes from a 74-acre vineyard that surround a 13th-century castle. This generous wine will age well. Drink from 2023. (RV)
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