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Château de Francs

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2022
93
Creamy, lush, fresh ripe, sweet black plums and cherries with chocolate, espresso and a touch of salt to the fruits finishes with freshness, creamy textures and chalk. Produced from 100% Merlot, this is the top wine from Chateau de Francs. Drink from 2025-2038.. 92-94 Pts.

Creamy, lush, fresh ripe, sweet black plums and cherries with chocolate, espresso and a touch of salt to the fruits finishes with freshness, creamy textures and chalk. Produced from 100% Merlot, this is the top wine from Chateau de Francs. Drink from 2025-2038.. 92-94 Pts.

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2022
91
Soft, round and creamy, the sweet, red berries show a nice, vibrant, freshness with a crushed stone and peppery edge to their character. Drink from 2025 - 2035. 90-92 Pts.

Soft, round and creamy, the sweet, red berries show a nice, vibrant, freshness with a crushed stone and peppery edge to their character. Drink from 2025 - 2035. 90-92 Pts.

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2021
90
Initially, you notice the oceanic influences before moving on to the flowers, spice, smoke and red berry nuances. Medium/full bodied, bright, crisp, fresh and juicy, this will be quite charming to enjoy over the next decade or longer. Drink from 2023-2035. 89-91

Initially, you notice the oceanic influences before moving on to the flowers, spice, smoke and red berry nuances. Medium/full bodied, bright, crisp, fresh and juicy, this will be quite charming to enjoy over the next decade or longer. Drink from 2023-2035. 89-91

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2021
90
Medium-bodied, round, soft, and forward, all the ripe, spicy plums and cherries with their licorice and espresso accents are already showing quite nicely. You can enjoy this with ease on release. Drink from 2023-2030. 89-91

Medium-bodied, round, soft, and forward, all the ripe, spicy plums and cherries with their licorice and espresso accents are already showing quite nicely. You can enjoy this with ease on release. Drink from 2023-2030. 89-91

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2020
90
Peppery red fruits with touches of flowers, herbs and rocks open the nose and palate of this forward, vibrant, fresh, red plum and spice filled wine. The chalky finish packs in a lot of fruit. Drink from 2023-2031.

Peppery red fruits with touches of flowers, herbs and rocks open the nose and palate of this forward, vibrant, fresh, red plum and spice filled wine. The chalky finish packs in a lot of fruit. Drink from 2023-2031.

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2020
92
The top wine of the trio from Chateau de Francs is packed with chocolate coated red fruits, crushed rocks, and a hint of espresso. The medium-bodied wine is fresh, vibrant, ripe and sweet, with a mineral-driven finish. Drink from 2023-2037.

The top wine of the trio from Chateau de Francs is packed with chocolate coated red fruits, crushed rocks, and a hint of espresso. The medium-bodied wine is fresh, vibrant, ripe and sweet, with a mineral-driven finish. Drink from 2023-2037.

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Deeply colored, the wine is juicy, with a strong essence of crushed rocks and stones, dark red plums, blackberry, savory herbs and smoke. The mineral-driven finish is fresh, fruity and best of all stony, with a cool oceanic character. 91-93 Pts

Deeply colored, the wine is juicy, with a strong essence of crushed rocks and stones, dark red plums, blackberry, savory herbs and smoke. The mineral-driven finish is fresh, fruity and best of all stony, with a cool oceanic character. 91-93 Pts

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2020
90
Medium-bodied, spicy red fruits with floral accents are all over the place here in this medium-bodied, sweet and savory, chewy red berry filled wine. There is a nice touch of crushed rocks in the finish. Drink from 2023-2034.

Medium-bodied, spicy red fruits with floral accents are all over the place here in this medium-bodied, sweet and savory, chewy red berry filled wine. There is a nice touch of crushed rocks in the finish. Drink from 2023-2034.

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Meaty, savory, chewy red fruits, with a nice sense of minerality, licorice and wet earth. Fresh juicy and earthy with a touch of crushed rock in the finish, this is going to age nicely. 89-91 Pts

Meaty, savory, chewy red fruits, with a nice sense of minerality, licorice and wet earth. Fresh juicy and earthy with a touch of crushed rock in the finish, this is going to age nicely. 89-91 Pts

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2019
92
Deeply-colored, you find espresso bean, smoke, licorice, incense and spice along with a wealth of red fruits. Round, concentrated and loaded with ripe, salty dark red fruits, this will be a better wine with a few years of bottle age. Allow this at least 3-4 years in the cellar before pulling a cork.

Deeply-colored, you find espresso bean, smoke, licorice, incense and spice along with a wealth of red fruits. Round, concentrated and loaded with ripe, salty dark red fruits, this will be a better wine with a few years of bottle age. Allow this at least 3-4 years in the cellar before pulling a cork.

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2019
91
Dark, meaty, earthy, red fruits with freshness, chewy tannins and a touch of salinity create this complex array of rocks and fruits. This full-bodied wine with its long mineral-driven finish will be better if you award it a few years in the cellar before popping a bottle.

Dark, meaty, earthy, red fruits with freshness, chewy tannins and a touch of salinity create this complex array of rocks and fruits. This full-bodied wine with its long mineral-driven finish will be better if you award it a few years in the cellar before popping a bottle.

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2019
90
Earthy notes with herbs, tobacco leaf, cedar and salty, chewy red fruits form the core this wine. I like the freshness and mineral edge to the fruit here. 2022-2032.

Earthy notes with herbs, tobacco leaf, cedar and salty, chewy red fruits form the core this wine. I like the freshness and mineral edge to the fruit here. 2022-2032.

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2019
91
Deeply-colored, full-bodied, concentrated with dark, almost meaty fruits, loads of tannins and along with all those dark red berries, along with a quarry of crushed rocks and stones. Allow this at least 5-7 years in the cellar before pulling a cork. 90-92 Pts

Deeply-colored, full-bodied, concentrated with dark, almost meaty fruits, loads of tannins and along with all those dark red berries, along with a quarry of crushed rocks and stones. Allow this at least 5-7 years in the cellar before pulling a cork. 90-92 Pts

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2019
90
Dark, earthy, red fruits, chewy tannins and a mineral-driven, salty, classic finish. Give this a few years in the cellar before popping a bottle. 89-91 Pts

Dark, earthy, red fruits, chewy tannins and a mineral-driven, salty, classic finish. Give this a few years in the cellar before popping a bottle. 89-91 Pts

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2018
92
Ripe plums, licorice, black cherry and floral characteristics are easy to find. And the fruity, sweet red fruits with their refined soft tannins hits an even better note in the finish. 91-93 Pts

Ripe plums, licorice, black cherry and floral characteristics are easy to find. And the fruity, sweet red fruits with their refined soft tannins hits an even better note in the finish. 91-93 Pts

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2018
90
Deeply colored, the wine is round, fruity and happy to present its licorice, espresso, floral and mineral-driven, black cherry profile. 89-91 Pts

Deeply colored, the wine is round, fruity and happy to present its licorice, espresso, floral and mineral-driven, black cherry profile. 89-91 Pts

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2018
89
Medium-bodied, forward and fruity, with a light touch to the soft, easy to like, sweet red berries. You can enjoy this wine on release.

Medium-bodied, forward and fruity, with a light touch to the soft, easy to like, sweet red berries. You can enjoy this wine on release.

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2018
92
Deeply colored, the wine kicks off with espresso, licorice, wet forest and black cherry nuances. Round, fruity, bright and sweet, with earthy overtones and espresso notes coinciding with red plums, cherries and crushed stones in the finish, this will be better with a few years in the cellar.

Deeply colored, the wine kicks off with espresso, licorice, wet forest and black cherry nuances. Round, fruity, bright and sweet, with earthy overtones and espresso notes coinciding with red plums, cherries and crushed stones in the finish, this will be better with a few years in the cellar.

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2018
90
Medium-bodied, with a nice touch of salty minerality on top of the sweet, ripe, red berries. You also find fresh, plums, cocoa, espresso and a juicy, stony, salty finish. Give it a few years in the cellar before pulling a cork.

Medium-bodied, with a nice touch of salty minerality on top of the sweet, ripe, red berries. You also find fresh, plums, cocoa, espresso and a juicy, stony, salty finish. Give it a few years in the cellar before pulling a cork.

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2017
90
With a strong mineral character, the wine offers red fruits with salty stone. The tannins are ripe and the red berries are fresh and sweet. You can drink this young.

With a strong mineral character, the wine offers red fruits with salty stone. The tannins are ripe and the red berries are fresh and sweet. You can drink this young.

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2017
88
Forward and soft, the wine offers ripe, black cherry, licorice and coffee bean with a touch of mineral essence for a unique profile.

Forward and soft, the wine offers ripe, black cherry, licorice and coffee bean with a touch of mineral essence for a unique profile.

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2016
92
Medium/full bodied, and loaded with flowers, rocks, red fruit, smoke and thyme, there is a purity and freshness to the fruit that vie for attention on your palate. This will be even better with 3-5 years of age, as clearly, there is more here that is just below the surface.

Medium/full bodied, and loaded with flowers, rocks, red fruit, smoke and thyme, there is a purity and freshness to the fruit that vie for attention on your palate. This will be even better with 3-5 years of age, as clearly, there is more here that is just below the surface.

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Dark in color, medium/full bodied, there is a lushness to the sweet fruits with freshness, that adds to the length and the character found here.

Dark in color, medium/full bodied, there is a lushness to the sweet fruits with freshness, that adds to the length and the character found here.

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2016
89
Medium-bodied, smoky, floral, fresh and spicy, the red fruits display a nice mineral essence on the palate. The wine is forward, easy to drink and just about ready to go.

Medium-bodied, smoky, floral, fresh and spicy, the red fruits display a nice mineral essence on the palate. The wine is forward, easy to drink and just about ready to go.

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Deeply colored, the wine is medium bodied, fresh, forward and refined, with a character showing off its red and black plum, thyme and round textured finish with ease.

Deeply colored, the wine is medium bodied, fresh, forward and refined, with a character showing off its red and black plum, thyme and round textured finish with ease.

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2015
90
Dark in color, the tannins are soft, the dark red fruits have sweetness, there is freshness and lift in the dark plummy finish.

Dark in color, the tannins are soft, the dark red fruits have sweetness, there is freshness and lift in the dark plummy finish.

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Dark in color, with smoke, stone, dark red fruits and thyme on the nose, the wine has a fresh, character driven personality.

Dark in color, with smoke, stone, dark red fruits and thyme on the nose, the wine has a fresh, character driven personality.

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2015
90
The minerality adds just the right touch to the soft, silky tannins, and ripe juicy plums found in its fruity finish.

The minerality adds just the right touch to the soft, silky tannins, and ripe juicy plums found in its fruity finish.

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Polished and plush, with soft, silky tannins, juicy ripe, chocolate covered plums and a sweet, fruity finish. This is quite nice this year.

Polished and plush, with soft, silky tannins, juicy ripe, chocolate covered plums and a sweet, fruity finish. This is quite nice this year.

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Dark in color, with a medium body, soft, tannins and ripe, elegant, fresh, dark red berries and a hint of cocoa at the end.

Dark in color, with a medium body, soft, tannins and ripe, elegant, fresh, dark red berries and a hint of cocoa at the end.

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2014
87
Espresso, licorice, black raspberry and earthy scents on the nose is matched with an oaky, red plum center and soft textures. 86-88 Pts

Espresso, licorice, black raspberry and earthy scents on the nose is matched with an oaky, red plum center and soft textures. 86-88 Pts

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2014
89
Salty, stony, dark red fruits on the nose, good concentration of flavor and a ripe, jammy, fat, fruit filled finish. 88-90 Pts

Salty, stony, dark red fruits on the nose, good concentration of flavor and a ripe, jammy, fat, fruit filled finish. 88-90 Pts

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2013
87
Smoky, soft, mineral and red plum in character, the finish is sweet and tart, with its red berries. 85-88 Pts

Smoky, soft, mineral and red plum in character, the finish is sweet and tart, with its red berries. 85-88 Pts

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2012
88
Medium-bodied with fennel, cherries and herbs, the wine will be ready to enjoy on release. 87-89 Pts

Medium-bodied with fennel, cherries and herbs, the wine will be ready to enjoy on release. 87-89 Pts

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2012
90
This is the debut vintage for this 100% Merlot-based wine which is whole berry fermented in barrel and aged in 100% new French oak barrels. The production is small. Only 100 cases were produced. Cherries, minerality, oak and supple textures with medium body are the hallmarks of this wine. 89-91 Pts

This is the debut vintage for this 100% Merlot-based wine which is whole berry fermented in barrel and aged in 100% new French oak barrels. The production is small. Only 100 cases were produced. Cherries, minerality, oak and supple textures with medium body are the hallmarks of this wine. 89-91 Pts

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2011
86
Fully mature, easy drinking, medium bodied, fresh, red plum, earth, espresso bean, green herb and thyme centered wine.

Fully mature, easy drinking, medium bodied, fresh, red plum, earth, espresso bean, green herb and thyme centered wine.

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2009
89
2009 de Francs Les Cerisiers is 90% merlot with 10% cabernet franc. Hubert de Bouard consults for the property. The wine is filled with ripe, spicy dark berries, earth, plums, cocoa and oak. With round, supple textures and good concentration of fruit, the wine ends with licorice and rich, dark berry flavors. 88-90 Pts

2009 de Francs Les Cerisiers is 90% merlot with 10% cabernet franc. Hubert de Bouard consults for the property. The wine is filled with ripe, spicy dark berries, earth, plums, cocoa and oak. With round, supple textures and good concentration of fruit, the wine ends with licorice and rich, dark berry flavors. 88-90 Pts

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2008
89
08 De Francs les Cerisiers (Cotes de Francs). This producer, located outside of St. Emilion, was a pleasant discovery. Its terroir is similar to that of La Fleur de Bouard. The deep color and ripe black raspberry filled aromatics might easily make you think this wine is a small Pomerol. Medium bodied and filled with soft black cherry and plum flavors. Here is a wine to look for in the high quality, low price category. 88-91

08 De Francs les Cerisiers (Cotes de Francs). This producer, located outside of St. Emilion, was a pleasant discovery. Its terroir is similar to that of La Fleur de Bouard. The deep color and ripe black raspberry filled aromatics might easily make you think this wine is a small Pomerol. Medium bodied and filled with soft black cherry and plum flavors. Here is a wine to look for in the high quality, low price category. 88-91

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