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Château de Francs

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2018 Château de Francs Infinity  (Bordeaux Côtes de Francs) 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

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2018 Château de Francs Les Cerisiers  (Bordeaux Côtes de Francs) 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

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2017 Château de Francs Infinity  (Bordeaux Côtes de Francs) 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.

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2017 Château de Francs Les Cerisiers  (Bordeaux Côtes de Francs) 88

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 Château de Francs Infinity  (Bordeaux Côtes de Francs) 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.

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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.

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2016 Château de Francs Les Cerisiers  (Bordeaux Côtes de Francs) 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.

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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.

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2015 Château de Francs Infinity  (Bordeaux Côtes de Francs) 90

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.

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2015 Château de Francs Les Cerisiers  (Bordeaux Côtes de Francs) 90

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.

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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.

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2014 Château de Francs Les Cerisiers  (Bordeaux Côtes de Francs) 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

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2014 Château de Francs Infinity  (Bordeaux Côtes de Francs) 89

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 Château de Francs Les Cerisiers  (Bordeaux Côtes de Francs) 87

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 Château de Francs Les Cerisiers  (Bordeaux Côtes de Francs) 88

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

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2012 Château de Francs Infinity  (Bordeaux Côtes de Francs) 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

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2011 Château de Francs Les Cerisiers  (Bordeaux Côtes de Francs) 86

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

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2009 Château de Francs Les Cerisiers  (Bordeaux Côtes de Francs) 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

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2008 Château de Francs Les Cerisiers  (Bordeaux Côtes de Francs) 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

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