Medium ruby. Slightly rustic aromas of dark berries, leather, spices and meat. Sweetly penetrating, vinous flavors of raspberry, pepper and spices. Peppery finish exudes a late hint of dark chocolate.
Robert Parker 89
The medium dark ruby-colored 1999 Fonsalette Cotes du Rhone reveals an intriguing perfume of peppery black cherries, earth, and underbrush, medium body, excellent purity as well as light tannin in the finish. If it puts on weight it will merit another point or two. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2014. Importers: Alain Junguenet, Wines of France, Mountainside, NJ; tel. (908) 654-6173 and Martine’s Wines, Novato, CA; tel. (415) 883-0400
Anticipated maturity: 2002-2014