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Château La Rousselle

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2020 Château La Rousselle  (Fronsac) 91

Dark garnet in color, the wine is loaded with licorice, coffee bean, smoke, anise, earth, flowers and black plums. Richly textured and fleshy, the wine is silky, polished, sweet and long, with an opulent finish. This should be just great on release and even better with a few years of age. 90-92 Pts

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2019 Château La Rousselle  (Fronsac) 90

Dark in hue, with licorice, espresso and black cherries on the nose, the wine is full-bodied, round, forward and very fruity. The endnote, with all those layers of opulent dark berries keeps on going. 89-91 90 Points

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2018 Château La Rousselle  (Fronsac) 91

Espresso, smoke, cherries, licorice, chocolate and layers of ripe pit fruits are all over the place here, on the showy nose, and on the richly textured, lush, chocolate covered cherry filled palate. It is ready to drink on release and it sells for a song, making it that much better. 91 Points

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With licorice, smoke, jam and black fruits, the wine is forward, lush, fat and rich. The wine offers early drinking charm, so you can pop on cork on release letting you enjoy all this ripe fruit without delay. 89-91 Pts

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2017 Château La Rousselle  (Fronsac) 89

Fennel, spice, black licorice and plums are delivered with soft, round textures. The wine is medium bodied, forward, open and due to its early drinking charm, you can pop on cork on release. 89 Points

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2016 Château La Rousselle  (Fronsac) 89

Soft, sweet and fresh, with and earthy, juicy, silky, ripe, sweet dark red fruits in a forward supple style, with a nice fresh polished sweet fruity end note and a lingering, herbal note in the finish. 89 Points

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Licorice, dark chocolate and spicy, dark cherry flavors, medium/full bodied, sweet and forward. 89 Points

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2015 Château La Rousselle  (Fronsac) 90

Soft, silky, ripe, sweet dark red fruits in a forward supple style, with a nice fresh polished sweet fruity end note. 90 Points

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2014 Château La Rousselle  (Fronsac) 87

Smooth red fruits, red licorice and a forward, fruity sweet finish. 86-89 Pts

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2012 Château La Rousselle  (Fronsac) 86

Blending 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc, the wine offers licorice, black cherry and earthy notes in the nose. Soft in texture, but short in the finish. 85-87 Pts

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2011 Château La Rousselle  (Fronsac) 86

Medium bodied, almost, but not quite light, fruity, soft, dark cherry filled wine with earthy, floral accents. This is not a wine to hold for future drinking. 86 Points

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2010 Château La Rousselle  (Fronsac) 90

Round, ripe, forward and lushly textured, this has more than ample, fresh, sweet, juicy black plums, licorice and cocoa, coupled with an open personality to make this already fun in your glass. 90 Points

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2009 Château La Rousselle  (Fronsac) 91

From a blend of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc, this deeply colored wine offers licorice, coffee bean, black cherry liqueur and mineral scents. Rich in texture, concentrated and with round tannins, the wine ends with a long, sweet, intense, wave of blackberry, jam, fennel and espresso bean. Another great value wine from the Stephane Derenoncourt team. 91 Points

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