2016 Chateau de Franc Les Cerisiers

Like its name, this red Bordeaux blend is full of delicious cherry goodness and great length

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The Chateau de Franc Les Cerisiers is a delicious drinking red Bordeaux that also shows the complexity and length, that comes with some bottle age.

Coming from a vineyard with several decades of age on it now, the grapes for Les Cerisiers are grown in an area surrounded by cherry trees ("les cerisiers"). After fermentation the wine is aged for 18 months in oak barrels, of which 50% are new.

The resulting wine shows lovely, concentrated cherry, plum and blackcurrant aromas and flavours, as well as a touch of spice, and some vanilla from the oak. A really nice, everyday Bordeaux, if you like drinking good french wine everyday..

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 …!"

93 Points - "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." James Suckling

90 Points - 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." - Decanter Magazine

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