To all Best Winers,

Average vine age of 37 years. Tiny yields of 30 hl/ha. Aging sur lies in 50% new and 50% one year old barrels from Taransaud and Darnajou. Stephane Derenoncourt consulting. 92 points Wine Advocate. 91-94 point barrel score Wine Spectator.

Sound like an expensive bottle of wine? We thought so.  Those kinds of descriptors lead us to believe we’re talking about a bottle that sells for $50+, easily, which is the price that this wine would sell for if it was produced down the street in nearby St. Emilion.  Instead, we are dealing with a fabulous limestone plateau terroir (like the top chateaux around the town of St. Emilion) in Fronsac, an area that has shot back to prominence over the last decade with a host of wines exactly like this one that are now delivering unbeatable value….year after year.

Bob Parker also thought it was one of the value stars of the vintage, writing:

An absolutely stunning sleeper of the vintage, this blend of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc has produced an uncommonly rich, concentrated wine that is one of the very best wines of Fronsac. Opaque ruby/purple in color, the aromatics offer up notes of blueberry liqueur intermixed with kirsch, blackberries, licorice and crushed rock. The wine hits the palate with some serious thunder and lightning (14.5% natural alcohol) and lots of depth, richness and mouth-filling intensity. Consultant Stephane Derenoncourt has made the best wine I have ever tasted from La Rousselle, and it should continue to drink well for at least a decade.”

Folks, these 2009’s will disappear, and when they do, we are looking at several tough vintages in Bordeaux to follow. We highly recommend you stash as much 2009 Bordeaux in your cellar as you possibly can. You will be rewarded…

 


Kyle Meyer and Tristen Beamon, Proprietors, BestWinesOnline.com




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La Rousselle Fronsac 2009

92 points! An absolutely stunning sleeper of the vintage, this blend of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc has produced an uncommonly rich, concentrated wine that is one of the very best wines of Fronsac. Opaque ruby/purple in color, the aromatics offer up notes of blueberry liqueur intermixed with kirsch, blackberries, licorice and crushed rock....


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Dalem Fronsac 2009

91 points! This has a dark, winey core of crushed plum, pastis and steeped black currant fruit, but it's framed by suave apple wood and tobacco notes and moves gracefully through the mineral-tinged finish. Best from 2013 through 2022. - Wine Spectator


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Vrai Canon Bouche Fronsac 2009

91 points Wine Advocate! 92 points James Suckling! A big, sweet, ripe nose of raspberry jam interwoven with white flowers, blueberries, kirsch and some subtle oak and camphor is followed by an intensely concentrated yet silky textured, full-bodied, opaque purple wine that should drink well for 10-15 years, possibly longer. This is one of the sleepers of the vintage...This 30-acre vineyard has been doing some marvelous work over the last decade, and the Dutch owners had the foresight to bring in the most fashionable winemaking consultant of the moment, Stephane Derenoncourt...


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