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Canon-Fronsac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.287 ratings
9.64 pro ratings
Canon-Fronsac, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2009 - brownish rim in colour, classic and true to type Bordeaux bouquet with laurel and eucalyptus. Nice ripened wine to give a lot of pleasure. #bordeaux #canonfronsac

Vintage 2009 - brownish rim in colour, classic and true to type Bordeaux bouquet with laurel and eucalyptus. Nice ripened wine to give a lot of pleasure. #bordeaux #canonfronsac

Aug 26th, 2017
Sean Lowry

2012v. Deep purple. Not a huge nose on this wine- it's mostly oak and sort of a vegetal/bell pepper smell. Very dry on the palette, with just a little plum. The finish is long, with a noticeable new oak. The tannins are definitely there but not grippy and overbearing. This wine was a little perplexing at first. Further research shows that the winemaker blends merlot, cab franc, and malbec. I prefer the fruitier Fronsacs, but this would appeal to those who like it dry and a little rustic. 14% ABV.

2012v. Deep purple. Not a huge nose on this wine- it's mostly oak and sort of a vegetal/bell pepper smell. Very dry on the palette, with just a little plum. The finish is long, with a noticeable new oak. The tannins are definitely there but not grippy and overbearing. This wine was a little perplexing at first. Further research shows that the winemaker blends merlot, cab franc, and malbec. I prefer the fruitier Fronsacs, but this would appeal to those who like it dry and a little rustic. 14% ABV.

1 person found it helpfulMar 10th, 2017
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2000 - qualifies well above its modest Canon Fronsac AOC, terrific freshness, true to type Bordeaux in smell with autumnleaves, laurel, plums. Great balance, full of life after 17 years. I pay respect to this vintner, chapeau!!

Vintage 2000 - qualifies well above its modest Canon Fronsac AOC, terrific freshness, true to type Bordeaux in smell with autumnleaves, laurel, plums. Great balance, full of life after 17 years. I pay respect to this vintner, chapeau!!

Dec 21st, 2016
Nicolaas Edrick

Meaty, sheep/goat cheese finish. Juicy.

Meaty, sheep/goat cheese finish. Juicy.

Jan 21st, 2017
Tom Duff

Meh. Kind of weak. My wife liked it.

Meh. Kind of weak. My wife liked it.

Dec 15th, 2016
Roy Jossfolk

Brand new leather

Brand new leather

Jul 24th, 2016
Harv Walton

This is a delicious Bordeaux that has a nice licorice hint in the nose and a wonderful taste that lingers with candied plums on the tongue.

This is a delicious Bordeaux that has a nice licorice hint in the nose and a wonderful taste that lingers with candied plums on the tongue.

Jun 24th, 2016
Phil

Canon Fronsac, how is it that you offer such good values?!? Terroir aplenty at an affordable price and my wife likes it.

Canon Fronsac, how is it that you offer such good values?!? Terroir aplenty at an affordable price and my wife likes it.

May 18th, 2016
Jeff Savigny

I wanted to love this, but aside from the earthy and very dark fruit characteristics (I think this is about 95% Merlot), the balance and silkiness just weren't as pronounced as expected. This one really needs some aging... Or a six hour decant.

I wanted to love this, but aside from the earthy and very dark fruit characteristics (I think this is about 95% Merlot), the balance and silkiness just weren't as pronounced as expected. This one really needs some aging... Or a six hour decant.

May 13th, 2016
Stephen Pierron

Velvety, smooth tannins, slightly silky - A harmonious wine with notes of plum, cassis, blueberry, red fruit, with a hint of vanilla. For a wine that is $25, this really is a great value.

Velvety, smooth tannins, slightly silky - A harmonious wine with notes of plum, cassis, blueberry, red fruit, with a hint of vanilla. For a wine that is $25, this really is a great value.

May 3rd, 2016