Château Villars Fronsac 2011

Jeffery Lindenmuth - September 2014

Aromas of violet, plum, cherry, and currant introduce this fresh and fruit-forward Bordeaux, crafted primarily from Merlot, with additions of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. The palate is rich, full, and rounded, with a velvety texture to the plush red fruits, while spice and toasty oak peer through on the finish.
Score: 89
Cost: $160
Cases: 4,050

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