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Château Vrai Canon Bouché

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2022
91
Soft, polished, round, creamy black and red fruits are all over the place here, in the nose and in the sweet, fruity, creamy finish. You can enjoy this with pleasure on release. Drink from 2025-2036. 90-92 Pts.

Soft, polished, round, creamy black and red fruits are all over the place here, in the nose and in the sweet, fruity, creamy finish. You can enjoy this with pleasure on release. Drink from 2025-2036. 90-92 Pts.

2,331 Views   Tasted
2019
90
Round, plush and polished with a blast of dark, deep red fruits, licorice and espresso. Already delicious, the finish is packed with sweet, ripe, juicy fruits. 90-92 Pts

Round, plush and polished with a blast of dark, deep red fruits, licorice and espresso. Already delicious, the finish is packed with sweet, ripe, juicy fruits. 90-92 Pts

3,003 Views   Tasted
2018
91
Licorice, chocolate, espresso and dark red fruits stand out and strut their stuff in this lush, opulent, polished, richly textured, black cherry filled wine.

Licorice, chocolate, espresso and dark red fruits stand out and strut their stuff in this lush, opulent, polished, richly textured, black cherry filled wine.

1,918 Views   Tasted
Concentrated, rich and lush, with layers of ripe dark, red fruits, licorice, cocoa and espresso, this is not a wine of finesse, but it is a wine of pleasure and here, that's a good thing. 90-92 Pts

Concentrated, rich and lush, with layers of ripe dark, red fruits, licorice, cocoa and espresso, this is not a wine of finesse, but it is a wine of pleasure and here, that's a good thing. 90-92 Pts

2,707 Views   Tasted
2017
90
Dark in color, you'll instantly find floral notes to accompany the basket of red fruits and thyme. The wine is juicy, soft and fruity with spicy licorice accents in the finish.

Dark in color, you'll instantly find floral notes to accompany the basket of red fruits and thyme. The wine is juicy, soft and fruity with spicy licorice accents in the finish.

2,976 Views   Tasted
2016
90
Dark ruby in color, the wine is floral in character with a sweetness to the plums and black raspberries and an elegant, silkiness to the tannins. Drink this young, or age it a few years.

Dark ruby in color, the wine is floral in character with a sweetness to the plums and black raspberries and an elegant, silkiness to the tannins. Drink this young, or age it a few years.

3,246 Views   Tasted
Lush textures, supple tannins, sexy textures, ripe, rich, dark pit fruit and Dark in color, with loads of sweet dark fruits, jam and a plush, dense, fruit filled finish with just a touch of oak. No need to wait on this one, or age it for more complexity for a few years.

Lush textures, supple tannins, sexy textures, ripe, rich, dark pit fruit and Dark in color, with loads of sweet dark fruits, jam and a plush, dense, fruit filled finish with just a touch of oak. No need to wait on this one, or age it for more complexity for a few years.

3,254 Views   Tasted
2015
91
Lusciously textured, sensuous, round and packed with ripe, sweet black cherries, licorice, smoke, espresso and chocolate, this hedonistic treat is just great on the nose and even better on the palate with all that fruit.

Lusciously textured, sensuous, round and packed with ripe, sweet black cherries, licorice, smoke, espresso and chocolate, this hedonistic treat is just great on the nose and even better on the palate with all that fruit.

3,559 Views   Tasted
2014
89
Dark in color, with loads of sweet dark fruits, jam and a plush, dense, fruit filled finish with just a touch of oak in the end note. Blending 65% Merlot with 35% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 14% ABV. 88-90 Pts

Dark in color, with loads of sweet dark fruits, jam and a plush, dense, fruit filled finish with just a touch of oak in the end note. Blending 65% Merlot with 35% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 14% ABV. 88-90 Pts

3,738 Views   Tasted
2013
88
Blending 55% Merlot and 45% , the wine reached 13.5% ABV. 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

Blending 55% Merlot and 45% , the wine reached 13.5% ABV. 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

2,679 Views   Tasted
2012
88
Forward, approachable and already enjoyable to drink, with its soft, black raspberry, licorice and earthy profile.

Forward, approachable and already enjoyable to drink, with its soft, black raspberry, licorice and earthy profile.

2,666 Views   Tasted
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

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

2,642 Views   Tasted
2011
89
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

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

3,257 Views   Tasted
2010
89
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

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

4,318 Views   Tasted
2009
91
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.

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.

4,261 Views   Tasted
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.

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.

3,911 Views   Tasted
2009 Vrai Canon Bouche is made from a blend of 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

2009 Vrai Canon Bouche is made from a blend of 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

3,817 Views   Tasted
2008
89
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.

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.

3,196 Views   Tasted
2006
90
Fully mature, the wine is medium/full bodied, soft and polished in texture, with sweet, black cherries, plum, truffle and cocoa from start to finish.

Fully mature, the wine is medium/full bodied, soft and polished in texture, with sweet, black cherries, plum, truffle and cocoa from start to finish.

2,601 Views   Tasted
2005
90
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.

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.

3,173 Views   Tasted