Fronsac, Libournais

Château Fontenil

Fronsac Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Excellent QPR! Great vintage and maker definitely helped, but I was very impressed with this. Well balanced with good dark cherry fruit. I would say a nice mix of Bordeaux and Napa. Paired nicely with pork loin and cheese perogies. — 14 days ago

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Mike, Tom and 7 others liked this

Château La Vieille Cure

Fronsac Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Right Bank Bordeaux-Practicing organic- Dark black fruits, savory notes, acidic, full bodied, still refreshing and tannic- 74% Merlot, 22% Cab Franc, 4% Cab Sauv — a month ago

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Château Hosanna

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

Really elegant Pomerol that punches above its weight for the vintage. Delicious to drink now but with lots of potential. Highly recommended. — 17 days ago

Ron, Severn and 8 others liked this

Château Dalem

Fronsac Merlot Cabernet Franc 2000

Thanks for picking this up for me @Scott Petrus. Pretty wine that’s still holding on to life, but on the backside of peak. Dusty violet and dark chocolate notes. — 3 months ago

Kyle, Bob and 5 others liked this

Château La Pointe

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Cherry and red fruit on the nose. Definite earthen quality that predominates. Took a while to open up, but was beautiful once it did. Another one that could age for a few more years. — 3 days ago

Tom, David and 9 others liked this

Château Trotanoy

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 1970

Delectable Wine

The 1970 Trotanoy is a wine that I have encountered several times and – caveat emptor – it is variable and prone to TCA issues. This bottle initially sports a metallic note on the nose, although it dissipates to reveal engaging scents of dark berry fruit, undergrowth and the hint of traditional Japanese green tea that I have noted before. Perhaps it does not quite deliver the precision of the best bottles I have come across. The palate is structured and tannic – a “serious” Trotanoy that is determined to impress despite a touch of rusticity. This is a broad-shouldered, rather stocky Trotanoy with impressive depth and just a hint of black olive on the long finish. It will not improve with cellaring but it remains a great Pomerol that has tasted so well for almost half a century. Tasted at Fook Lam Moon in Hong Kong. (Neal Martin, Vinous, December 2019)
— 5 days ago

Daniel and James liked this

Clos du Roy

Fronsac Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Blackberry, pencil shavings, smooth tannins, some spice. Really lovey 🥰 — 21 days ago

Daniel, Arden and 3 others liked this

Château de la Huste

Fronsac Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Plum and blackberry jam, with a little fig. Also some stone and earth. Moderate tannins and acidity. Good value, easy drinking. — 23 days ago

Château Nenin

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2007

I love finding a great wine from a poor vintage and here is one. Beautifully clean in the glass, vibrant, deep colour with a rounded inviting perfumed nose. Very smooth on the palate, tannins are fully integrated and a savoury start of peppers and truffle gives way to fruit, cedar, lavender and leather. Very drinkable and enjoyable, probably at the peak of its window given the vintage. As a side note, Chateau Nenin has aged this at their cellars until 2017 before shipping . Recommended if you’re having a Bordeaux night. — 18 days ago

Severn, Bob and 21 others liked this
David T

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When a Bordeaux vintage is classified as poor or difficult, I see opportunity & value pricing.