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Château Vrai Canon Bouché

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2018 Château Vrai Canon Bouché  (Canon-Fronsac) 91

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

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2017 Château Vrai Canon Bouché  (Canon-Fronsac) 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.

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2016 Château Vrai Canon Bouché  (Canon-Fronsac) 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.

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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.

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2014 Château Vrai Canon Bouché  (Canon-Fronsac) 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% alcohol. 88-90 Pts

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2013 Château Vrai Canon Bouché  (Canon-Fronsac) 88

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

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2012 Château Vrai Canon Bouché  (Canon-Fronsac) 88

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

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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

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2011 Château Vrai Canon Bouché  (Canon-Fronsac) 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

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2010 Château Vrai Canon Bouché  (Canon-Fronsac) 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

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2009 Château Vrai Canon Bouché  (Canon-Fronsac) 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.

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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.

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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

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2008 Château Vrai Canon Bouché  (Canon-Fronsac) 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.

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2006 Château Vrai Canon Bouché  (Canon-Fronsac) 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.

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2005 Château Vrai Canon Bouché  (Canon-Fronsac) 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.

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