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Château Villars

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2020 Château Villars  (Fronsac) 92

Chocolate covered cherries with a round, polished, luscious, seductive core of fruits, espresso bean, licorice, freshness and spice that hit the spot. This offers a lot of bang for the buck for savvy Bordeaux value wine seekers. 91-93 Pts

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2019 Château Villars  (Fronsac) 91

Luscious, rich, ripe, and dark, red fruits, espresso, licorice and dark cocoa on the nose. The wine is plush, round, and juicy with a blast of dark fruits in the finish. This offers a lot of bang for the buck for savvy, Bordeaux value wine seekers. 90-92 Pts

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2018 Château Villars  (Fronsac) 93

Much better in barrel than in bottle, the wine is lush, sensuous, rich and silky with layers of dark chocolate covered plums, licorice and cherries. There is ample fruit on the palate and in the long, plush finish. Give it a few years and it should fill out. 93 Points

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Medium bodied, soft and forward, the wine goes in the direction of smoke, espresso, dark cocoa, licorice and red pit fruits. Give it a few years and it should fill out. 88-90 Pts

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2017 Château Villars  (Fronsac) 87

Black cherry, plum and citrus fruits create this medium bodied, forward wine. There is fruit here but you'll also find a lot of oak in the finish. 87 Points

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2016 Château Villars  (Fronsac) 91

Luscious, dark, red fruits, licorice and dark cocoa, round tannins, forward, sweet, and already delicious, this will offer pleasure on release and reward aging for a few years as well. 91 Points

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2015 Château Villars  (Fronsac) 90

Forward, with a plush, round, polished character, the wine delivers sweet, ripe, fresh, dark berries, licorice and chocolate in every tasty, sniff and sip. 90 Points

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2014 Château Villars  (Fronsac) 89

Lush, round, polished and packed with plenty of fat, juicy, round berries, licorice and chocolate. 89-91 89 Points

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2012 Château Villars  (Fronsac) 90

Forward, plush, soft and sweet, with plenty of licorice, dark chocolate, blackberry and fresh cherries in every sniff and sip, with a long sweet, fresh, fruit filled finish. This is a top Bordeaux value wine. 90 Points

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2011 Château Villars  (Fronsac) 88

Forward, easy drinking, medium bodied, already tasty concoction of ripe, juicy, sweet plums, licorice, espresso and coffee bean. A bit oaky in the finish, this is a true wine of easy pleasure, and not a wine for long term aging. The wine was made from blending 72% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. 88 Points

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2010 Château Villars  (Fronsac) 90

If you're seeking a forward, ripe, plush wine filled with licorice, chocolate covered cherries and earth, with round, soft textures, that is drinkable on release for a fair price, look no further. It's not going to make old bones, but that misses the point on wines like this. 90 Points

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2009 Château Villars  (Fronsac) 90

A great example of a value Bordeaux wine. Licorice, black cherry and hints of dark chocolate in a round, forward style. 90 Points

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2008 Château Villars  (Fronsac) 88

Fully mature, the round, soft, fleshy, ripe licorice and dark, cherry filled wine is not overly complex, but it is fun and easy drinking. However, if you are sitting on any, it is not a wine for aging. 88 Points

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2005 Château Villars  (Fronsac) 86

Definitely better 5 years ago, the wine is in its decline. Still, if it has been well stored you can find, earthy, tobacco, leafy secondary notes accompanied by fading tones of red plums, cherries and cocoa. 86 Points

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