Ch. Vray Canon Boyer Canon Fronsac 2008

Chateau Vray Canon Boyer, AOC Canon Fronsac, Bordeaux, France 2008

On argilo-calcaire (clay-limestone) soil, an 8/10 vintage according to BBR, with merlot doing better on the right bank; aged in cement vats.

A blend of 75% merlot and 25% cabernet franc, coated natural cork closure, 13.5% abv, about €8 in France.

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

Nose – clean on the nose, medium (+) intensity, developing, with aromas of ripe red fruit – plum and red currant, a savoury note with a slight floral lift of violets.

Palate –  a dry wine, with medium (+) acidity, medium (+) fine-grained tannins, medium (+) alcohol, medium (+) body, medium (+) intensity flavours of ripe red plums, blackberry and liquorice.  A medium (+) length with a clean gummy finish.

Quality – a wine of good quality, with a balance between acidity and alcohol, which are harmonious with the intensity of flavour. A moderately concentrated wine, with a modest range of aroma and flavour, just starting to develop, with savoury and liquorice notes.  A good length with a clean finish, with moderate tannic drying of gums and mouth. A wine which will develop for a further 2 to 3 years in cellar.

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