2009 Vrai Canon Bouche, Canon Fronsac

SKU #1085564 92 points James Suckling

 Soft tannins with lovely ripe berry fruit and hints of cream. Full and rich with an attractive combination of alcohol, freshness and structure. Better in 2016. But hard to wait.  (4/ 2012)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 A big, sweet, ripe nose of raspberry jam interwoven with white flowers, blueberries, kirsch and some subtle oak and camphor is followed by an intensely concentrated yet silky textured, full-bodied, opaque purple wine that should drink well for 10-15 years, possibly longer. This is one of the sleepers of the vintage.  (2/ 2012)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Saturated red-ruby. Very ripe aromas of plum, licorice and roasted herbs; slightly jammy. A plush, chunky fruit bomb with concentrated, slightly roasted dark berry and chocolate flavors. A bit exotic in a 2009 way. I'd drink this fat, sweet wine over the next several years.  (7/ 2012)

Wine Spectator

 A very lush, flattering style, offering anise-framed plum and fig sauce flavors laced liberally with toasty spice and fruitcake notes, with a broad, toasty finish. A bit obvious, but will have some fans. Drink now through 2017. (Web-2012)

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Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

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