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Cabernet Franc

Forefather of the Bordeaux varieties

The Cabernet Franc is one of the oldest varieties of Bordelais and a parent of three other red grapes in the Bordeaux assortment: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Carmenère. It is distinguished by its complex, flavourful bouquet of raspberry, graphite, violet, liquorice and white pepper. In addition, it presents round, crisp tannins which turn out less strongly than those of Cabernet Sauvignon. While the Cabernet Franc always appears as part of a blend in Bordeaux, it is pressed alone on the Loire. The most renowned appellations are Chinon and Bourgueil. Incidentally, the Cabernet originates not in Bordeaux but in the Spanish Basque Country. Cabernet owes its name to the Latin “carbon”, meaning black.

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Château Pavie 1982
Only 5 Bottles
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Parker (90-92) Points
Ch. Le Gay 2014
Only 3 Bottles

Ch. Le Gay 2014

AC Pomerol, 6000 ml
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Château Lynch-Bages 2018
Only 1 Bottle
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Baur au Lac Vins 96-98 Points
Château L'Eglise-Clinet 2015

Château L'Eglise-Clinet 2015

AC Pomerol, 750 ml
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Parker 91+ Points
Château Saint-Pierre 2015
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Parker 97 Points
Château Rauzan-Ségla 2015
Only 3 Bottles
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Baur au Lac Vins 95-97 Points
Château Beauséjour Duffau-Lagarrosse 2015
Only 4 Bottles

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