Clos du Roy Fronsac 2019 (750ML)
Looking for a steal of a wine from Bordeaux? Look no further than Clos du Roy Fronsac 2019. This blend of 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the renowned Fronsac vineyards overlooking the confluence of the Isle and Dordogne rivers. With its dark color, intense and fruity nose, and juicy, flavorful palate, this wine is an elegant mixture of blackcurrant, cherry, vanilla, tobacco, and pepper. Enjoy it with roast turkey, braised or grilled beef, or hard cheeses.
92 Points, Neal Martin, Vinous: "The 2019 Clos du Roy has an intense bouquet of marine-tinged black fruit, though I get the feeling that it’s already beginning to close down. The palate is medium-bodied and concentrated, with firm tannins, plenty of black fruit and impressive structure on the finish. Very fine, but give it a couple of years in bottle." 12/21
91 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: "The 2019 Clos du Roy is packed with the essence of blackberry jam, chocolate, new leather, licorice, dark spices and espresso. Drink this unctuous, heady Fronsac over the next handful of years." 01/22
91 Points, James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com: "Black and blue fruit, dried herbs, bark, hazelnuts and vanilla on the nose. Olives and oyster shells, too. Medium-to full-bodied with fine tannins. Rich and fruity with a chewy finish. Merlot and cabernet franc. Drink after 2023." 02/22