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Chateau Vrai Canon Bouche Canon Fronsac Bordeaux Wine

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Chateau Vrai Canon Bouche Canon Fronsac, Bordeaux wine producer profile, with wine tasting notes, wine ratings, a history of the property, information on wine making and terroir, along with wine tasting reviews. If you want to read about other important, Bordeaux Chateaux: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles

This 12 hectare Bordeaux wine vineyard of Vrai Canon Bouche has been on a roll since the 2003 vintage. Located west of Pomerol in the Canon Fronsac appellation, Chateau Vrai Canon Bouche earns the last part of its name from a former owner, Edgard Bouche.  This Right Bank property was acquired by the Roux family, in 1953.  In 2005, Chateau Vrai Canon Bouche was purchased by its current owner, Philip Haseth Moller. One of the first moves Moller made after purchasing the estate was to hire the team of Stephane Derenoncourt to consult on the vineyard management and wine making.

Planted at 6,600 vines per hectare in siliceous, limestone soils on the top of the Canon plateau, the average age of the vines at Vrai Canon Bouche is close to 25 years. Vrai Canon Bouche is planted to 83% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Malbec. Sustainable viticulture is practiced as one would expect in a property consulted by Stéphane Derenoncourt.

A lot of effort goes into the vineyard management for Vrai Canon Bouche. The soils are worked mechanically; deleafing and crop thinning are carried out as necessary. The grapes are always harvested by hand. To vinify the wine of Vrai Canon Bouche, the wine is whole berry fermented in cement tanks with a thirty day maceration. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel. The wine of Vrai Canon Bouche is aged in in 70% new, French oak barrels, with the first six months taking place on its lees. This labor intensive process includes stirring for the initial two months in barrel. It is the attention to detail in the wine making that makes Vrai Canon Bouche a contender for the best Bordeaux value wines. Vrai Canon Bouche is one of the top wines from Canon Fronsac.

The estate produces two other wines, Chateau Canon Bouche and Chateau Canon Bouche True Cuvee Emily.

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Wine Tasting Notes

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  1. 2013 Château Vrai Canon Bouché

    1. Blending 55% Merlot and 45% , the wine reached 13.5% alcohol. The wine is aging in 50% new, French oak. With floral and dark cherry scents, the wine is round, soft and delivers a plush blast of plum and chocolate on the palate. 87-89 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
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  2. 2012 Château Vrai Canon Bouché

    1. Blending 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc created a wine with an earthy, black cherry nose and a fleshy, dark cherry finish. 87-89 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
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  3. 2011 Château Vrai Canon Bouché

    1. From a blend of 83% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and a little Malbec delivers plum, fennel and black cherries in a soft, approachable, forward style that will drink well young. 88-90 Pts

      89 points - Tasted
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  4. 2010 Château Vrai Canon Bouché

    1. Vrai Canon Bouche Made from a blend of 95% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Malbec, this deeply colored mineral driven, licorice, plummy flavored wine is filled with sweet, plush, licorice and black cherry fruit. 88-90 Pts

      89 points - Tasted
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  5. 2009 Château Vrai Canon Bouché

    1. From a blend 98% Merlot and the remainder made from Malbec, this licorice, truffle, blackberry jam filled wine offers supple textures and an appealing black and red fruit finish. This is another outstanding value Bordeaux wine from 2009 made with the help of Stephane Derenoncourt and his able team.

      91 points - Tasted
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    2. 2009 Vray Croix de Gay is filled with ripe plums, dark chocolate and spices, with soft, elegant textures. The only drawback is the slight dryness in the finish. Since this property now has Stephane Derenoncourt as a consultant, it’s an estate to watch. 88-90 Pts

      89 points - Tasted
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    3. 2009 Vrai Canon Bouche is 98% merlot and 2% malbec. Yields in 2009 were just 20 hls/ha. The wine will be aged in 70% new oak. With soft textures, ripe berries and a kiss of oak, the wine will be popular because it will drink well the moment it’s released. 86-88 Pts

      87 points - Tasted
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  6. 2008 Château Vrai Canon Bouché

    1. This is a super Bordeaux value wine with its supple, fat textures and open, ripe, black cherry, licorice and chocolate character. Drink this easy going wine young.

      89 points - Tasted
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  7. 2005 Château Vrai Canon Bouché

    1. From an assemblage of 90% Merlot with close to 10% Cabernet Franc, along with a dollop of Malbec, this rich, opulent, sweet, round wine delivers a boat load of licorice, plums, black cherries, espresso and spicy scents. This is already offering a lot of pleasure. For consumers thinking all Bordeaux is expensive, at $25, this is a good Bordeaux wine that will do well in blind tastings against much more expensive wines.

      90 points - Tasted
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