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2009 Haut-Carles, Fronsac

SKU #1238036 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Right up there with the best of the Fronsacs, the 2009 Haut-Carles is a blend of 90% Merlot and the rest split between Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Boasting Dr. Alain Raynaud as the oenologist/consultant, an abundance of crushed rock, blueberry, graphite and chalky notes are present in this dense purple wine, which is full-bodied, rich and clearly an over-achiever in this vintage or any other. Drink it over the next 10-15+ years. (RP)  (2/2012)

91 points James Suckling

 Blueberry and flowers on nose, with dark chocolate. Full body, with firm tannins and a chewy finish. A little tight and firm now. Try in 2016.  (2/2012)

91 points Wine Spectator

 An amped-up style, with lush, velvety linzer torte and cassis fruit, nicely augmented with roasted apple wood, tobacco and charcoal notes that glide through the very polished finish. Rich and detailed. (JM)  (3/2012)

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By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/2/2016 | Send Email
An impressive wine from Fronsac. Very dark fruit aromatics on the nose, cassis comes to mind. On the palate the plums, cassis and chocolate just shine through. It does have its tannins, which is just as well, to hold it all in balance. Very nice wine.

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