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François Villard

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2018
95
Deep, dark, rich, opulent, and full-bodied, the wine shows a polish to its waves of plums, cherries, and black raspberries. The length, lift, concentration, and character is impressive. Drink from 2025-2039.

Deep, dark, rich, opulent, and full-bodied, the wine shows a polish to its waves of plums, cherries, and black raspberries. The length, lift, concentration, and character is impressive. Drink from 2025-2039.

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2017
95
The strong floral notes are what you initially notice before moving to the palate, with its numerous layers of elegant, vibrant, flamboyant, supple textured, layers of ripe, red fruits, spice, vanilla bean, and an intriguing touch of white peach in the sensuous endnote. Drink from 2023-2042.

The strong floral notes are what you initially notice before moving to the palate, with its numerous layers of elegant, vibrant, flamboyant, supple textured, layers of ripe, red fruits, spice, vanilla bean, and an intriguing touch of white peach in the sensuous endnote. Drink from 2023-2042.

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2016
92
Forward in style, the ripe plums and cherries come along wine a touch of smoke. thyme and flowers that is quite nice. Medium-bodied, the fresh, energetic red fruits pop on the palate and in the finish. Give this a few more years in the cellar, though it is going to be easy to drink in its youth.

Forward in style, the ripe plums and cherries come along wine a touch of smoke. thyme and flowers that is quite nice. Medium-bodied, the fresh, energetic red fruits pop on the palate and in the finish. Give this a few more years in the cellar, though it is going to be easy to drink in its youth.

3,272 Views   Tasted
2015
93
The color is dark letting you know the wine will offer depth of flavor and concentration. On the palate, the fruit shows a beautiful purity, elegance and freshness. The salty, rock hewn tannnins give the wine the structure to age, and the fruit, with its peppery edge tastes as good as it feels! peppery, crisp. Invigorating red fruits. Give this at least 5 or more years to settle in, soften and develop additional nuances.

The color is dark letting you know the wine will offer depth of flavor and concentration. On the palate, the fruit shows a beautiful purity, elegance and freshness. The salty, rock hewn tannnins give the wine the structure to age, and the fruit, with its peppery edge tastes as good as it feels! peppery, crisp. Invigorating red fruits. Give this at least 5 or more years to settle in, soften and develop additional nuances.

2,428 Views   Tasted
2015
95
The wine is dark in color, with a nose of bright, red, spicy, fruit, black pepper, green olives and herbs. Full-bodied and deep with a tannic spine, this is about the multiple layers of fruit, beautiful purity and rich textures that will start to show with 6-8 years in the cellar.

The wine is dark in color, with a nose of bright, red, spicy, fruit, black pepper, green olives and herbs. Full-bodied and deep with a tannic spine, this is about the multiple layers of fruit, beautiful purity and rich textures that will start to show with 6-8 years in the cellar.

1,663 Views   Tasted
2012
90
Medium bodied, fresh, bright, crisp with juicy red fruits, espresso, flowers, smoke and spiced, peppery cherries. Fresh, lively, and expressive, the oak should further integrate with a few more years in the bottle.

Medium bodied, fresh, bright, crisp with juicy red fruits, espresso, flowers, smoke and spiced, peppery cherries. Fresh, lively, and expressive, the oak should further integrate with a few more years in the bottle.

3,733 Views   Tasted
2009
92
Super nice wine that is just starting to come around. Lots of smoke, dark cherries, black raspberries, earth and some vanilla bean on the nose. Silky, fresh, crisp, ripe, sweet red fruits carry all the way through.

Super nice wine that is just starting to come around. Lots of smoke, dark cherries, black raspberries, earth and some vanilla bean on the nose. Silky, fresh, crisp, ripe, sweet red fruits carry all the way through.

3,781 Views   Tasted
1999
90
This blend of 90% Syrah and 10% Viognier is ready to go, with its kirsch, stone, flower and oak filled nose. The wine is medium bodied, crisp and fresh.

This blend of 90% Syrah and 10% Viognier is ready to go, with its kirsch, stone, flower and oak filled nose. The wine is medium bodied, crisp and fresh.

1,396 Views   Tasted