Ch. La Vieille Croix Fronsac 2009

Chateau La Vieille Croix, AOC Fronsac, France, 2009.

A blend of 80% merlot, 10% c.sauvignon, and 10% c.franc. Aged in French oak. Natural cork closure, 13% abv, £15 (£20 as a single bottle), Majestic Wine.

WSET style tasting note
Appearance – clear and bright, deep intensity ruby, showing distinct tears.

Nose – clean on the nose, with a medium (+) intensity, developing, with aromas of red fruit – red currant, a hint of stewed blackberry and savoury woody notes.

Palate – a dry wine, with medium acidity, drying medium (+) tannins, medium alcohol and a medium body, with a medium intensity, with flavours of  red currant and red plum with a savoury woody note.  The length is medium (+) with a clean finish.

Quality – an acceptable quality wine, with balanced acidity and alcohol, tannins are a little dominant and drying for the flavour intensity; this is neither a complex nor concentrated wine, with a moderate finish. Drink up within 1-2 years.

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