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2017 CHÂTEAU CARLMAGNUS Fronsac

2017 CHÂTEAU CARLMAGNUS FronsacPRIMEUR FAVOURITES

Release date: 3/5/2018

75cl bottles, wood case of 12

We've been following this Fronsac estate with interest for quite a few vintages now. This 2017 has a deep core of blackberry and cherry fruit with quite a bit of vanilla and spice. The concentrationWe've been following this Fronsac estate with interest for quite a few vintages now. This 2017 has a deep core of blackberry and cherry fruit with quite a bit of vanilla and spice. The concentration and intensity are excellent, so not for the faint-hearted, but it's not at all clumsy. There is plenty of flow towards a long and pleasingly fresh finish. The tannins are really quite marked at the moment but, as in previous vintages, this should mellow out to create a really impressive and opulent Fronsac. Drinking range: 2023 - 2035 Rating: 88-90 L&S(Apr 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU LA DAUPHINE Fronsac

2017 CHÂTEAU LA DAUPHINE Fronsac

Release date: 3/5/2018

75cl bottles, wood case of 12

Tasted at the Grand Circle in London and during primeurs week. Showing better 'in situ' which perhaps isn't a surprise. Quite a cool, concentrated dark fruit nose. The palate is thick with creamyTasted at the Grand Circle in London and during primeurs week. Showing better 'in situ' which perhaps isn't a surprise. Quite a cool, concentrated dark fruit nose. The palate is thick with creamy plum and black cherry. There's just a hint of graphite and pepper but it's quickly enveloped by a tide of firm, grippy tannin. This could end up being another impressively rich and decadent Fronsac but it all needs to settle down a bit. This will probably need quite a bit of time before it's at its peak. Drinking range: 2024 - 2030 Rating: 87-89 L&S(Apr 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU LES TROIS CROIX Fronsac

2017 CHÂTEAU LES TROIS CROIX Fronsac

Release date: 3/5/2018

75cl bottles, wood case of 12

A solid Fronsac with dark-berry, bark and wet-earth character. Medium body. Shows focus and precision for the vintage already.A solid Fronsac with dark-berry, bark and wet-earth character. Medium body. Shows focus and precision for the vintage already. Rating: 89-90 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com(Apr 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU MOULIN HAUT LAROQUE Fronsac

2017 CHÂTEAU MOULIN HAUT LAROQUE Fronsac

Release date: 26/4/2018

75cl bottles, case of 12

The 2017 Haut-Laroque has a clean and fresh bouquet with perfumed blackberry and bilberry scents, a pleasant mineralité tucked in just underneath. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit,The 2017 Haut-Laroque has a clean and fresh bouquet with perfumed blackberry and bilberry scents, a pleasant mineralité tucked in just underneath. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit, quite light in style for a Fronsac but well balanced with a soft, easy-going but clean finish that suggests it will drink well for four or five years. Drinking range: 2021 - 2034 Rating: 88-90 Neal Martin, vinous.com(May 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU DALEM Fronsac

2017 CHÂTEAU DALEM Fronsac

Release date: 23/4/2018

75cl bottles, case of 12

The 2017 Dalem felt somewhat reduced on the nose making it difficult to read although a second showing towards the end of my tastings revealed an engaging floral bouquet. The palate is medium-bodiedThe 2017 Dalem felt somewhat reduced on the nose making it difficult to read although a second showing towards the end of my tastings revealed an engaging floral bouquet. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent tannin, sweet and plush in the mouth with blueberry, vanilla extract and cassis towards the velvety finish that fortunately does not push too hard. This is a well- crafted Fronsac from Brigitte Rullier-Loussert. Drinking range: 2022 - 2038 Rating: 90-92 Neal Martin, vinous.com(May 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU VILLARS Fronsac

2017 CHÂTEAU VILLARS Fronsac

75cl bottles, case of 12

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