The 2009 Fontenil (95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon) displays a deep opaque purple color as well as notes of black raspberries, spring flowers, blueberries, and a hint of blackberries. Rich and full-bodied with admirable definition and precision, sweet tannin, and a long finish of over 35 seconds, it is a super effort as well as a big time sleeper of the vintage in 2009. Enjoy it over the next 10-15 years. This appears to be the finest wine the brilliant oenologists Dany and Michel Rolland have produced at Fontenil, their home estate. 91-93/100 Robert Parker Jr.
Shows lots of blueberry, with a minerally undertone. Full-bodied, with superintegrated tannins and a long, long finish. Juicy and gorgeous, with a serious backbone of tannins. 91-94/100 Wine Spectator
Langton's couldn't agree with Mr Parker more enthusiastically, this is certainly one of the bargain buy's of this brilliant vintage. Stewart Langton