Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 92
"The basic Fontenil (95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon) has a deep bluish purple color ... full-bodied, layered, opulent wine, with lots of black raspberry fruit intermixed with some blueberries and crushed rock ... [One] of the best wines from Dany and Michel Rolland ... of Fontenil in Fronsac."
Wine Spectator (WS): 91-94
"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." — JS