Chateau de la Dauphine Fronsac 2009

Bordeaux and Beyond continue to fish out excellent wines from the Bordeaux region.  This is another.  From the outstanding 2009 vintage, it’s a blend of 90% merlot and 10% cabernet franc from Chateau de la Dauphine.  Specifically, the wine is from the red wine appellation of Fronsac to the west of Libourne.  The vines have an average age of 33 years old and are densely planted at 6,300 vines per hectare.  In the glass, the wine has aromatics of cigar box, sweet dark cherry and blackcurrants.  The palate has a lovely balance to it, and good length on the finish.

Rating: Good to Very Good
Abv: 14.5%
Price: $53
Source: sample
Vendors and website: http://bordeauxandbeyond.com
Tasted: 2016

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