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Luis XIV Fondillon Oro 50 years NV (500ml)

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 Wine Advocate: 95 99 Points
Winery:Fondillon Luis XIV
Grape Type:Mourvedre
Bottle Size:500 ml
Product Description

Luis XIV Fondillon Oro 50 years NV is made from 100 percent 100% Monastrell (Mourvedre). Only 24 9 liter cases produced.

The wine is produced in the village of Cañada, in the subarea of Alto Vinalopó in the province of Alicante. Made from 100% Monastrell planted on traditional dry land as bush vines, at 550-580 meters above sea leval and enjoying a Mediterranean climate with great marine influence due to the easterly winds.

Fondillon 50 years is mahogany in color with orange tile rim, medium layer and great density. On the nose, it has a very deep aroma of old wood, black tea and carob. In the mouth, it has a sweet entry balanced by a rich high acidity. Its aromas are long, almost eternal and very intense. It tastes like old mahogany, a very old barrel and bygone times.

Bottled in December 2019.

CASK NAME: Saboners.
AGEING: Aged more than 50 years (single barrel).
TYPE OF WOOD: 19th-century American oak barrels
CASK SIZE: 70 “cántaros valencianos” (805 litros).

FREE SULFITES: less than 10 mg/litre.
TOTAL SULFITES: 76 mg/litre.


Dark mahogany color, candied fruit aromas, fruit liqueur notes, spicy, varnish, acetaldehyde, bakery, complex. Fine solera notes, bitter flavors."

- Penin 2022, 99 pts

"The NV Fondillón Luis XIV has the subtitle Edad Superior a 50 años (over 50 years old), and it's a dark mahogany, bottled from a single barrel that has the specific profile of a very old wine greatly concentrated by age, which tends to make it similar to other very old and concentrated wines, be it a Mediterranean rancio or a very old Moscatel. It has notes of bitter chocolate, coconut and iodine, carob beans (algarroba) and some bittersweet sensations. It's dense and concentrated, and the palate is pungent, with very intense flavors and a bitter twist in the finish. This has 16.3% alcohol, 6.45 grams of acidity and 34 grams of sugar, but it comes through as very dry. The wine is long and extraordinary, but it just doesn't have any Fondillón character after decades of concentration by evaporation. The price is ludicrous. Only 435 half-liter bottles were filled in December 2019. - Luis GUTIERREZ

- Wine Advocate (September 2020), 95 pts

"Fondillón is an extraordinary treasure of Alicante, a rare product, made from late harvest, non-botrytised grapes, unfortified, but with a final alcohol of no less than 16%. Intense, aged, but not sweet (deliciously not more than 45g/l). Fab with cheese or dark chocolate. The wines have to be a minimum of 10 years; this release is more than 25 years. The project is a revival by David Carbonell of Vins del Comtat and two local families. Very limited quantities. - Sarah Jane Evans MW"

- Decanter (December 2021, My top 10 Spanish fine wines of 2021), 95 pts

Winery: Fondillon Luis XIV

Fondillon Luis XIV is made by Colección de Toneles Centenarios. 

Colección de Toneles Centenarios is a newly created winery (2019), based on an interesting find: the barrel room of the Ferrero winery, an old winery that produced Fondillón wine, located in the town of Cañada (Alto Vinalopó), Alicante. Twenty-five old casks were forgotten there for over 60 years. They are launching some extremely old and also extremely expensive wines. The family still has 25 hectares of vineyards, from which they have resumed producing wines destined to produce Fondillón from 2017. This is a joint venture with Vins del Comtat. No known US importer.

Fondillón is a rare and very prestigious wine. There are only 10 certified wineries and there are no cheap Fondillón.

The hectares of production are not determined, but they can only be the oldest vines, bush vines of the monastrell variety of the Alicante DOP. This DOP (one of the eldest in Spain) has 15,000 hectares of vineyards. Producers must inform the DOP before harvesting which vineyards we will allocate to Fondillón, and it is only done over the years with harvests with probable natural alcohol greater than 16% (not very common). It is exclusive from Alicante DOP.

There are only two types, "Vintage" and "Solera". Our wines are "Aged more than 25 years solera" and "aged more than 50 years solera".

Fondillón is 100% Mourvèdre. Is has a high natural acidity at 16% (like the acidity of a Madeira). Brown in color. Aromas of Sherry and Madeira, with late harvest characteristics. Flavors of plums, raisins, and Christmas. Incredible 3-minute flavor finish.

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Luis XIV Anforas 2022

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Bright ruby ​​color with violet hues. On the nose it is very intense and fresh, transmitting all the varietal authenticity of the Monastrell, Arcos and Bonicaire. On the palate, the purity of the fresh fruit stands out, with a light, velvety, fluid and persistent. It is a medium-bodied wine with very fine tannins.

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About the Vineyard

The Boroli family is a family of entrepreneurs, with roots in Piedmont dating back to 1831.  The family started their winemaking business in1997, when Silvano and Elena Boroli felt an ardent desire to step away from the pressures of their publishing business and reconnect to nature. Silvano and Elena grew the company until their son, Achille, stepped in to run the wine-growing and production business in 2012.

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Ripe red cherries and blood oranges, as well as herbs and roses on the nose, leading to a juicy and flavorful palate that has a swathe of bright, juicy red-fruit flavor. Drinking well now.

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