Château de Francs “Les Cerisiers”

Francs Côtes de Bordeaux

A full and very powerful red with big velvety tannins and lots of gorgeous fruit. Seduced by the wine’s «dark berry and Asian mushroom character» and «long finish».

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The beautifully restored, medieval Château de Francs has been the pet project of school friends Hubert de Boüard of Château Angelus and Dominique Hébrard, formerly of Château Cheval Blanc, since the 1980s. With such illustrious backgrounds, it was perhaps surprising that the two decided to invest in Bordeaux’s smallest and little known Côtes de Francs. But it has proved a propitious move.

Made predominantly from hand harvested Merlot, Les Cerisiers will seduce you with gorgeous aromas of blackberry, plum, crème de cassis and violet. It’s full bodied and intense with ripe, concentrated fruit, while ageing for over a year in oak casks (a third new) lends complexity and roundness. Enjoy this exceptional claret with confit de canard or steak.

Couleur

Red

Millésimes

2014

Appellations

Francs Côtes de Bordeaux

Superficie du vignoble

37 ha

Sol

clay-limestone grounds

Encépagement

90% merlot and 10% cabernet sauvignon

Conduite du vignoble

Bordeaux disbudded pruining, leaf and grapes removal

Vinification

Stainless steel vats thermo-regulated, technique of wine making ; overpumping, deballasting, time of maceration

Élevage

12 to 14 months, 1/3 new barrels and 2/3 barrels one-year-old barrels

Prix Rang

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Conditionnement

Bottle

A full and very powerful red with big velvety tannins and lots of gorgeous fruit. Seduced by the wine’s «dark berry and Asian mushroom character» and «long finish», respected American critic and wine journalist James Suckling awards the Château de Francs 2014 90-91 points. This is surely one of the best bargains of the vintage.

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