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2020 Haut-Carles  (Fronsac) 93

Deeply colored, the wine opens with licorice, flowers, black cherries, smoke, espresso and cocoa. Lush, round, ripe and opulent, the wine is concentrated, velvety, fresh and rich. This is a solid, Right Bank value wine that you can enjoy young or age for 5 years or so for more earthy complexity. 92-94 Pts

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2019 Haut-Carles  (Fronsac) 91

Black cherry and licorice dominate the nose and palate here. The wine is round, lush, ripe and showy, with a concentrated, opulent, fresh, fruity finish. One can drink this now, or wait a few years. 90-92 Pts

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2018 Haut-Carles  (Fronsac) 92

Dark in color, the wine is rich, lush, opulent and filled with sweet, dark red fruits, licorice, espresso, cocoa and flowers. Supple, fresh and vibrant with ripe tannins and a polished finish, this is going to be nice to enjoy early, yet will add complexity with some aging. 92 Points

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Flowers, licorice, chocolate and ripe, lush red and black fruits are served up in a silky, forward, supple-textured styled that will be great on release. 91-93 Pts

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2016 Haut-Carles  (Fronsac) 90

Medium bodied, with a licorice and spicy, cherry griotte core of fruit, the dark cocoa and juicy berries come out in the finish. 90 Points

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2015 Haut-Carles  (Fronsac) 91

Licorice, black cherry and cocoa round out the nose. Rich, silky and plush, with more than enough, ripe, dark red, luscious fruits. You can drink this now, or wait a few years. 91 Points

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Rich, silky, plush, ripe fresh galore, with silky tannins, freshness, concentration and a rich, polished texture in the sweet, fruit filled finish. 91 Points

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2014 Haut-Carles  (Fronsac) 87

Medium bodied, lighter than usual, with a reliance on its licorice and red fruit. Round textured and forward, this is still quite oaky. More time might help a bit. 87 Points

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2013 Haut-Carles  (Fronsac) 89

With some depth of color for the vintage, the cherry griotte, licorice and oaky, round, medium bodied wine ends with black raspberry, oak and cherry. 88-90 Pts

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2012 Haut-Carles  (Fronsac) 90

Forward, round and supple in texture, with a smoky, cherry dominated nose, the wine tastes like a mouthful of sweet, juicy, chocolate covered cherries and black licorice. This is uncomplicated, yet fun to drink. 90 Points

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Spicy red and black fruits, sweet, ripe and rich in texture, the wine is packed with layers of ripe, fresh, jammy berries. 89-91 Pts

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2011 Haut-Carles  (Fronsac) 87

Coffee, black pepper, dark red berries, medium bodied and a spicy, red fruit finish are found on this well-priced wine. 86-89 Pts

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2010 Haut-Carles  (Fronsac) 91

Licorice, black and blue fruits, vanilla and coffee bean scents, fleshy, plush textures and a sweet, black cherry jam and mocha filled finish are found in this fun to drink, modern styled wine. 91 Points

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2009 Haut-Carles  (Fronsac) 91

This is a delicious, ready to drink, Bordeaux value wine filled with licorice, jammy, juicy berries and chocolate. It's rich, round, ripe and already fun to drink. 91 Points

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2008 Haut-Carles  (Fronsac) 88

With a nose of licorice, plums and spice, this generous, round, sweet wine ends with a wave of cherries. Already open and enjoyable, this is another solid, Bordeaux value wine for drinking in its youth. 88 Points

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2005 Haut-Carles  (Fronsac) 89

This fun, easy to like, well priced, crowd pleasing Bordeaux wine offers plush textures and a perfume filled with ripe, jammy berries, licorice and earth. There is no reason to hold this wine any longer. 89 Points

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