Château-La-Prade Francs Cotes de Bordeaux 2010

Château-La-Prade Francs Cotes de Bordeaux 2010

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90
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89

Winemaker Notes :

Château La Prade, with its old vines planted on chalk, has very low yields and receives additional care in the vineyard. Its wines are aged, on their lees, in 50% new oak barrels. The preservation of fruit character, a rich, round body and a great tannic structure make this Merlot dominated wine one of the best expressions of the Côtes de Francs, alongside the more masculine Château Puygueraud.

Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Brand Château-La-Prade
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorDark and ripe, with a lush edge to the plum sauce and dark fig notes that's held in check by a charcoal frame. Bitter orange and Campari hints flash through the finish, with a briary feel as well. Drink now through 2015. 1,666 cases made.

James Molesworth, 2013
  • we89

Wine EnthusiastA powerful, firmly structured wine, this is dense and concentrated, a powerhouse of both dark fruits and firm tannins. It will need many years to develop its full potential.

Roger Voss, May 1, 2013