Côtes De Francs, Bordeaux

Château Marsau

Côtes de Francs Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Deep ruby and dark purple in color. Menthol, cedar, tobacco and dried cherry, this old world merlot reminds me of a new world Mount Veeder Cab but a little dryer. Lip smacking tannins and zippy acid in the finish. Compact and well balanced. — 3 days ago

Susan Cahoon
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Château Haut-Boilon

Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

Today a Bordeaux to toast to Notre Dame and the sadness my wife and I feel for Paris today...medium bodied and smooth finish... Hints of cherry and chocolate... Smoothness here is key to this bottle — 7 days ago

Château Les Grands Maréchaux

Cru Bourgeois Premières Côtes de Blaye Red Bordeaux Blend

Opened for an hour before dinner..smooth Merlot with great taste of strawberry . This was a 2009 and a gift!! — a day ago

Château Le Puy

Emilien Côtes de Francs Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Smoky, fungal, old-world! Very nice. — 16 days ago

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Château Joanin Bécot

Côtes de Castillon Red Bordeaux Blend

Vintage 2010 / my favorite Castillon because it is so seductive in smell and taste. Deep colour, rich smell of cedar and pencil shavings,red summerfruit, velvety taste, satin alike. Roundness and pleasure, still that pretty tension of tannins but very accessible too. Paired with tenderloin. Great Bordeaux from small region. — 8 days ago

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Château La Prade

Francs Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Loved this, heavy and flavorful without too many tannins. — 16 days ago

Château Le Puy

Expression Originale Du Terroir Côtes de Francs Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Tom Dugan
9.0

A little funky upfront, but blew off. Great clarity and garnet color. Much lighter in body and appearance than anticipated. Mostly earthy notes on the nose. Solid wine. — a month ago

Theresa Lepow
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Château Teyssier

Le Dôme Saint-Emilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

Shay A
9.3

Today was my annual hosting of the Wednesday Wine Committee. There was 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert, all provided by me. Tasted blind, as always.

Wine number four in a flight of four Cabernet francs. Bordeaux is all over this (as it should be) with the more delicate and savory herbal notes next to some leather and pepper spice. This is probably beginning it’s prime drinking window (where I’m sure it will remain for a good while). Showed a lot of complexity. Most guessed left bank cab blend. Not very tannic, solid acidity. Old plum, black cherry core and dusty graham cracker highlight the aromatics. There is a mix of red and black licorice on the palate next to bay leaf and cocoa dusted dates which works really well.
— 5 days ago

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Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

Bam! Nice one @Shay A
Shay A

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@David T : I had the ‘10 a year ago and it was just spectacular. I wish I had one to try in a few more years.

@Mark Flesher : This was tasting really solid today. It was one of the bottles we bought from JJB. Saw your note from opening one of these a few months ago and I figured I’d roll the dice. Wish I had another!
John Van Trijp

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@Shay A @David T the 08 is good but “average”. 2009 is a real step up and till now they maintain that high level year after year (11 and 13 are less)