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Chateau de Francs Les Cerisiers 2016

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750ML / 14.5% ABV
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750ML / 14.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

At the tasting, the Château de Francs “Les Cerisiers” offers a beautiful ruby color. On the nose, red fruit notes emerge, complex, fine and very classic. On the palate, the attack is frank on the fruit with finely woody notes. Nice amount of tannins and long finish. It’s a “pleasure wine …!”

Critical Acclaim

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JS 93
James Suckling
Deeply ripe dark berries with a fragrant, violet note and chalky, stony notes, too. There’s a very plush and cool-fruited feel to the palate, as well as a freshness of fruit and tannins to close it out in style. A blend of 90 per cent merlot and ten per cent cabernet sauvignon. Try from 2023.
D 90
This is a wine with ambition, and for me offers great potential for sappy, fresh fruit and smoky notes - great for matching with food over next five to 10 years. Precise and juicy.
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Overlooking the landscape, the Chateau de Francs is an architectural wonder of the Middle-Age, encercled by a beautiful vineyard that is completely restored.

Chateau de Francs was originally a strong military place under English domination from 115 to 1453 during the battle of Castillon. Only a small part of the castle served as a manor house, the rest was home to 300 troops with their horses and crews. The family of Segur, who had placed the castle at the disposal of the English, was compelled to sell it when the Aquitaine became French again under Henri IV.

In 1986, the estate is taken over by Hubert de Bouard de la Forest, co-owner of the Chateau Angelus and Dominique Hebrard, former co-owner of Chateau Cheval Blanc. Today, the estate has 37 hectares of vines on clay-limestone soil, close to what is found on the plateau of Saint Emilion.

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In most of France, wines are named by their place of origin and not by the type of grape (with the exception of Alsace). Just like a red Burgundy is by law, always made of Pinot noir, a red Bordeaux is a blended wine composed mainly of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Depending on the laws of the village from which the grapes come, the conditions of the vintage and decisions of the winemaker, the blend can be further supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and in rare cases, Carmenere. So popular and repeated has this mix of grape varieties become worldwide, that the term, Bordeaux Blend, refers to a wine blended in this style, regardless of origin.

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