A Robust Fronsac


The 2010 Chateau Mayne-Vieil, Fronsac is a flavorful and robust wine from Fronsac.  Merlot is the predominant grape here where it often leads to hard wines.  That is not the case with this wine.  There is forward fruit, but if it were not for the raisin and prune note, this wine would be even better.  Still, it has plenty of flavor with the right amount of tannins and robustness such that you do not forget it comes from Fronsac.  Think of it as a weekday wine.  This wine is available at MacArthur Beverages.

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2010 Chateau Mayne-Vieil, Fronsac – $15
Shipped by Barriere Freres.  This wine is 100% Merlot sourced from vines averaging 35 years of age on clay silt soil.  It was fermented in concrete vats then aged in used oak barrels and concrete vats.  Imported by MacArthur Liquors.  Alcohol 14.5%.  The wine is robust with inky and minerally flavors before a slight hint of raisins and prune come out.  The ripe tannins pair well with a cedar note.  ** Now – 2018.

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