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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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Parker (92-94) Points
Domaine de Chevalier rouge
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Parker 90 Points
Château Fieuzal rouge
Only 5 Bottles
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Château L'Eglise-Clinet
Only 11 Bottles

Château L'Eglise-Clinet

AC Pomerol, 2013, 750 ml
CHF 172.–
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Parker 92 Points
Château Haut-Brion rouge
Only 12 Bottles
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Ophiuchus (Cabernet Franc, Merlot)
Only 24 Bottles
Vegan
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Parker 91 Points
Benmarco Cabernet Sauvignon
Vegan
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Parker 98+ Points
Château Léoville-Poyferré
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Parker 91 Points
Château Saint-Pierre
Only 7 Bottles

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