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2017 Wine Future, Chateau de France Cuvee Les Cerisiers

Deep ruby, tight rim. Plummy, cherry, dry flowers, cinnamon and other sweet spices. Elegant. The palate fills with tones of fresh, red and black plums, it gives an adequate varietal expression (90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon) and intensity (using the oldest 40 years old grapes) textured by unique 2017 style of fine tannins. Les Cerisiers is the top cuvee from the estates' oldest vines. It ages in 50% new, French oak barrels for between 12 to 14 months.

Considering the experienced and profile of the wine makers Hubert de Bouard of Angelus and , this top cuvee from Chateau de France Cuvee Les Cerisiers 2017 gives good early drinking(within 3 years) and excellent value for money. HK$ 1000 for 12 bottles? This is our second tasting of wines from Chateau de France from the Cotes. Meagre cost as usual as it is from Cote des Francs. If you want more elegant fruit from an almost forgotten appellation, this is the wine you should buy for the 2017 fruit precision.

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