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Chateau Franc-Cardinal Francs Cotes de Bordeaux 2010

Member Review by duncan 906:

I bought this bottle of wine for £15 from www.robersonwines.co.uk in West London. It is 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. My bottle is from the family owned property of Franc-Cardinal and consists of 72% merlot,24% cabernet franc and 4% malbec and is aged in oak barrels.I started the bottle last night with my supper of lamb shanks and I did enjoy it.There is some fairly tart blackcurrant and cherry style fruit and it was a little overtannic. It did not improve much on the second day. In short,this is an OK wine but not one to write home about and certainly not worth £15.

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Château Franc Cardinal:
This estate was originally owned by Jean-Louis Lacour but he sent most of his production to a negociant. It was bought by Canadian Philip Holzberg in 2001 who bottled and sold the wine himself. He was sadly killed in a road accident in 2010 but his widow Sophie has continued to run the estate. It consists of 10 hectares spread over three plots a mile apart and is in the process of going organic

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Snooth User: duncan 906
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11/30/2016

I bought this bottle of wine for £15 from www.robersonwines.co.uk in West London. It is 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. My bottle is from the family owned property of Franc-Cardinal and consists of 72% merlot,24% cabernet franc and 4% malbec and is aged in oak barrels.I started the bottle last night with my supper of lamb shanks and I did enjoy it.There is some fairly tart blackcurrant and cherry style fruit and it was a little overtannic. It did not improve much on the second day. In short,this is an OK wine but not one to write home about and certainly not worth £15.




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