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François Villard

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2016 François Villard Le Gallet Blanc  (Côte-Rôtie) 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. 92 Points

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2015 François Villard Le Gallet Blanc  (Côte-Rôtie) 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. 93 Points

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2015 François Villard La Brocarde  (Côte-Rôtie) 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. 95 Points

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2012 François Villard Le Gallet Blanc  (Côte-Rôtie) 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. 90 Points

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2009 François Villard Le Gallet Blanc  (Côte-Rôtie) 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. 92 Points

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1999 François Villard La Brocarde  (Côte-Rôtie) 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. 90 Points

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