Château-La-Prade Francs Cotes de Bordeaux 2010

$22.75

SKU 1452

750ml

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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
Varietal
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.

  • js90

James SucklingExpressive nose with red cherries, ripe wild strawberries and some coffee. Eucalyptus leaves and vanilla. Intense and full on the palate with a wonderful bright fruit and ripe chewy tannins. Long and juicy finish. Try in 2016 to resolve the tannins.