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Château Haut-Franquet Red Bordeaux Blend Moulis En Médoc 1998

Member Review by duncan 906:

I bought two bottles of this wine for £10-50 on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/119755.Moulis is a small appellation created in 1938 [although there has been viticulture here for centuries] for red wines from the commune of that name located about 20 miles north of the City of Bordeaux.My bottle comes from the small family concern of Chateau Haut-Franquet and consists of 60% cabernet sauvignon,35% merlot and 5% petit verdot and was aged in oak barrels.I started my bottle the other evening with my supper of chicken thighs in bacon. There is some bramble,blackcurtrant and licorice style fruit with a hint of spice. I do not think it overtannic but it was certainly reserved and structured almost to the point of being austere.I have seen another review of this wine where it is described as 'leathery',not a word often used to describe a wine but one that is apt in this case.On the second evening it was a better bottle of wine as I could taste more of the fruit. Anyway it was a good accompaniment to my chicken thighs dish

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Château Haut-Franquet:
The Seguin-Bacquey family have owned and run Chateau Bel-Air-Lagrave for over 150 years and in 1970 they expanded their operations by buying Chateau Haut-Franquet. In 1984 Jean-Paul Bacquey also bought Chateau La Closerie du Grand Poujeaux. Chateau Haut-Franquet is a cru bourgeoise estate with 7 hectares under vine producing cabernet sauvignon dominated claret.

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Snooth User: duncan 906
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3.50 5
04/02/2018

I bought two bottles of this wine for £10-50 on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/119755.Moulis is a small appellation created in 1938 [although there has been viticulture here for centuries] for red wines from the commune of that name located about 20 miles north of the City of Bordeaux.My bottle comes from the small family concern of Chateau Haut-Franquet and consists of 60% cabernet sauvignon,35% merlot and 5% petit verdot and was aged in oak barrels.I started my bottle the other evening with my supper of chicken thighs in bacon. There is some bramble,blackcurtrant and licorice style fruit with a hint of spice. I do not think it overtannic but it was certainly reserved and structured almost to the point of being austere.I have seen another review of this wine where it is described as 'leathery',not a word often used to describe a wine but one that is apt in this case.On the second evening it was a better bottle of wine as I could taste more of the fruit. Anyway it was a good accompaniment to my chicken thighs dish


Snooth User: PascaleL
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0.50 5
05/26/2010

Could have been good but most bottle from 1998 are corked. So end up a terrible buy. The following years are note better. It is sad to see such a good wine wasted because the producers want to save a few $ on the cork. I will never buy nor recommend this wine.

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Terribly corked



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