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Pairs well with roasted chicken with herbs; fresh shellfish with lemon.
Serve chilled as an apertif or with shellfish.
This was a warm year, but one without any drought periods. Yields were relatively high and there was a great synergy between Merlot and Cabernet Franc that ended up producing an extremely pleasurable wine.
The deep intense colour shows bricking in keeping with its age.
The nose is concentrated with very ripe black fruit and crème de cassis aromas, as well as hints of chocolate, orange, violet, and liquorice. The oak is well-integrated with empyreumatic nuances of toasted almonds. Perfectly defined tertiary aromas have appeared over time: truffle, forest floor, and fruit in brandy. 1999 Cheval Blanc has remained very fresh.
It starts out very flavoursome and velvety on the palate, with plenty of fruit and a hint of cedar. This smooth, silky Cheval Blanc has great length, although without the concentration of great vintages.
This vintage has opened up quickly and is already proving to be charming and delicious. It provides a great deal of pleasure and has reached its peak. 1999 Cheval Blanc epitomises the synergy between concentrated, but well-balanced Merlot, and elegant, aromatic Cabernet Franc.
"Gorgeous nose with lots of dark fruit like plum and blueberries. Crushed pepper and chalk with wild strawberries and vanilla. Dense and velvety on the palate with superbly polished tannins and great depth. It's absolutely gorgeous now but needs at least five to six years of bottle age to really shows its great quality."- James Suckling
"The blend is largely dominated by 85% Merlot, with some Cabernet Sauvignon and a small amount of Cabernet Franc also included. Inky/purple-colored, the wine has an exceptionally full-bodied, layered, moderately tannic mouthfeel and impressive power. Loads of melted chocolate/fudge and black fruits galore along with some coffee bean, mocha, as well as some background oak are all present in this big, formidably endowed, masculine style of Pomerol that will take longer to shed its tannin than the 2009. I would give this wine 5-6 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 30+ years. "- The Wine Advocate
Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc
"This big, smoky wine has great richness and a big, concentrated structure. The feel is dark, solid, based on spice, new wood and ripe black plums touched with red berries, the tannins sheltering beneath."- Wine Enthusiast
Light gold in color, teeming with enticing aromas of citrus fruit and white peaches, Château de Fontenille Entre Deux Mers displays wonderful acidity and freshness on the palate coupled with exotic fruit and citrus flavors.
A perfect accompaniment to seafood and salmon, sushi, paella and sauerkraut dishes.
The property dates back to the middle of the 17th century, and has had many owners over time. In the 1980s, the French bank group, Banque Populaire et Caisse d’Epargne purchased it and renovated the property and tended to produce decent, albeit more commercially styled, wines. When the new Director of the Bank took over in 2001, he hired Étienne de Montille of Volnay to put the Château de Puligny-Montrachet back on the map as one of the great producers of the Côte de Beaune, which is exactly what Étienne did. Then, in 2012, Etienne turned around and purchased the winery itself with his sister.
This wine is boldly fruity, wonderfully balanced and has all the attributes to age gracefully into the next decade and beyond. A perfect combination of tangy fresh green apple skin and gentle rounded buttery richness from its time in oak.