Chateau de Carles Fronsac 2018

Chateau de Carles Fronsac 2018

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Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc

75cl * 14.5% ABV * Fronsac, Bordeaux, France

The first stones of the historic Château de Carles were laid during the course of the Hundred Years’ War. The building took its current fortified form at the start of the 15th century, owned by the heralded De Carle family. In the 17th century, it became a beacon for thinkers and literary figures, but was sold as property of the nation during the Revolution, following which many of its buildings were demolished and the estate was reduced to its current size. Since 1983, the family winemaker tradition continues with the fourth generation, that of Constance and her husband Stéphane Droulers, who embrace both tradition and modernity.

This merlot-dominant blend from Bordeaux's right bank has a classic nose of ripe red fruit, and is soft, almost creamy but fresh on the palate. Made from 30-35 year old vines, which contribute to the concentration of flavour, it has delicate, silky tannins and a long finish. A resolutely modern Fronsac, food-friendly and approachable in its youth, it makes a great match for tomato-based dishes, ragu, lean grilled beef, or lamb chops. Fans of Pomerol or St. Emilion will enjoy this medium-bodied, well-balanced Fronsac, which is ready to drink or can be cellared for up to 15 years.

"Chocolate covered cherries and licorice are at the core of this medium-bodied, easy-going, wine that is ready to drink on release." 89 points, Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider