Château Fontenelles Cuvée Renaissance Corbières 2013, Ap

Red Blend Red Blend
Languedoc-Roussillon, France

$19.95 (148692)

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89 pts
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May 13, 2017

Critic Reviews (4)

Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Some wines hit the $20 sweet spot better than others because they celebrate their usual varietal suspects and deliver...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This Corbières gathers all the usual southern French varietals with syrah in the lead at 55%. Thus the deep dark...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Bright and peppery, this Corbières offers plenty of regional character and definition without any sensation of...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

I like the fullish, firm, wild herb and sappy black and blue fruit here - there's solid depth and length in the price...

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Community Reviews (1)

Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

Blend of 55% Syrah, 25% Grenache, and 20% Carignan/Mourvèdre. Aromas of black plum, blackberry, and oak spice from the cork. In the glass, there are aromas of black pepper, blackberry and whiffs of violets, herbs and forest floor notes of medium-high intensity. Pleasing aroma replays continue on the medium-full bodied and dry palate with rich, structured tannins and very good acidity. Lovely savoury barnyard, meaty notes arrive with air and linger through to the long, earthy finish. Enjoyable now, but should improve in 2-3 years and drink well to 2024. Tasted May/2017.

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