2018 Fronsac

Colour Red
Origin France, Bordeaux
Sub-district Fronsac & Canon Fronsac
Village Fronsac
ABV 13.5%

Tried in the UK initially and then again in Bordeaux. Impressive both times. Sweet attractive fruit. Tight and compact. Dark and quite dense. Well structured. These are ageworthy wines made to go the distance. The 2018 should develop nicely over the next couple of decades. Drinking range: 2025 - 2038 L&S (Apr 2019)

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The 2018 Moulin Haut-Laroque still has its high-toned, slightly monochrome bouquet of cassis and blueberry fruit. The palate is balanced with a menthol-tinged entry, sweet and candied but lacking a bit of personality on the finish. Par for the course. Drinking range: 2021 - 2028 Rating: 87 Neal Martin, (Mar 2021)

The 2018 Moulin Haut-Laroque is gorgeous. Succulent dark cherry, plum, chocolate, spice, new leather and licorice all meld together in the glass. The forward, juicy style is immensely appealing. This is so well done. Drinking range: 2022 - 2030 Rating: 91 Antonio Galloni, (Mar 2021)

Red-fruit aromas, as well as mushrooms and minerals. It is medium-to full-bodied with a silky texture, elegant tannins and a savory finish. Medium length. Try after 2023. Rating: 92 James Suckling, (Feb 2021)

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