"Grassy and dried herb notes accent the moderate white fruit flavors. Green pepper details show on the finish. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. Drink now. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 8,300 cases made, 950 cases imported."
Château de Fontenille - Wine Enthusiast
“This wine seems to have superripe fruits that have given it an unbalanced character. It shows acidity and firm tannins but lacks fruit.”
“Pointy herbal berry aromas include a strong whiff of iodine. A raw and grabby palate features rock-hard tannins, while this blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cab Franc and Carmenère tastes highly herbal and slightly murky. An edgy, tannic finish qualifies as rough.”
“Minty green aromas along with foxy berry and plum scents are less than convincing. This Carmenère feels full but with gaps. Flavors of forced oak and burnt toast sit heavily atop bland berry fruit, while the finish is hot, burning and tastes mostly like wood.”
“A dark purple color and overripe raisin, berry and clove aromas introduce this Navarran blend. The palate is cloying and overweight, with wood resin and clove flavors. It finishes with that clove note, confirming its one-dimensional character.”