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Chateau de Francs Francs Cotes de Bordeaux 2009

Member Review by duncan 906:

I bought three bottles of this wine for £20 from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/112947. They are from what was the Cotes de Francs appellation in Bordeaux.The appellation was created in 1967,although viticulture in the area goes back to at least the 11th century,for red and white wines [although most are red ] from the three communes of Francs [after which the appellation is named],Tayac and Saint Cibard,located about 7 miles north-east of Saint Emilion.It is one of the smaller Bordeaux appellations with only 500 hectares under vine and in 2009 it became a part of the new Cotes de Bordeaux appellation.Chateau de Francs is a very old property now run by Hubert de Bouard and Dominique Hebrard,two very experienced Bordeaux winemakers.This is the Chateau's standard red wine and consists of 70% merlot,20% cabernet franc and 10% cabernet sauvignon and was aged in a combination of oak barrels and stainless steel tanks.I started my first bottle last night with my supper of lamb chops. There is plenty of a blackcurrant,blackberry and plum style fruit there,it is full bodied and the tannins are soft but well structured.It went well with the lamb chops.In short,this is a first class example of what a good right bank claret should be.I am not the only one with a high opinion of this wine because it got a gold medal at the 2011 Concours de Bordeaux

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Château de Francs:
Chateau de Francs has a long history going back to the Hundred Years War and parts of the building date back to this period.It was bought by business partners Hubert de Bouard [who also owned Chateau Angelus in Saint Emilion ] and Dominique Hebrand [ who also owned Chateau Cheval Blanc in Saint Emilion] These experienced wine makers undertook a programme of improvements. There are 40 hectares... Read more
Chateau de Francs has a long history going back to the Hundred Years War and parts of the building date back to this period.It was bought by business partners Hubert de Bouard [who also owned Chateau Angelus in Saint Emilion ] and Dominique Hebrand [ who also owned Chateau Cheval Blanc in Saint Emilion] These experienced wine makers undertook a programme of improvements. There are 40 hectares under vine and one cuvee of white wine is produced along with three of red. There is the luxury cuvee of 'Les Cerisiers' ,a 100% merlot cuvee of 'Infinity' as well as the main wine. Read less

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Snooth User: duncan 906
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05/31/2017

I bought three bottles of this wine for £20 from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/112947. They are from what was the Cotes de Francs appellation in Bordeaux.The appellation was created in 1967,although viticulture in the area goes back to at least the 11th century,for red and white wines [although most are red ] from the three communes of Francs [after which the appellation is named],Tayac and Saint Cibard,located about 7 miles north-east of Saint Emilion.It is one of the smaller Bordeaux appellations with only 500 hectares under vine and in 2009 it became a part of the new Cotes de Bordeaux appellation.Chateau de Francs is a very old property now run by Hubert de Bouard and Dominique Hebrard,two very experienced Bordeaux winemakers.This is the Chateau's standard red wine and consists of 70% merlot,20% cabernet franc and 10% cabernet sauvignon and was aged in a combination of oak barrels and stainless steel tanks.I started my first bottle last night with my supper of lamb chops. There is plenty of a blackcurrant,blackberry and plum style fruit there,it is full bodied and the tannins are soft but well structured.It went well with the lamb chops.In short,this is a first class example of what a good right bank claret should be.I am not the only one with a high opinion of this wine because it got a gold medal at the 2011 Concours de Bordeaux




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