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2007 Chateau de La Riviere, Fronsac, France

Wine Notes

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $29   From: $26   To: $43

Search Rank 1108 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 1108th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 1676th

Score: 83   When to drink: 2009 to 2017
The Wine-Searcher score of 83/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
86-88/100    
86/100    
15.5/20   2012 to 2016
15/20   2013 to 2017
14.5/20   2009 to 2014
Click a critic's name for details, or the score to go to their website.

Awards
Award Organization Award Year Result
Concours General Agricole Paris 2009 Silver

Price History for 2007 Chateau de La Riviere, Fronsac, France
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Grape Variety

A Bordeaux Blend, at its most basic, is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. The phrase, which seems to have originated with British wine merchants in the 19th Century, relates as much to wines made from the blend as to the grape variety combination itself (© Copyright material, Wine-Searcher.com). Far from being an officially defined or legal term, it is almost never used for wine-labeling purposes (although it occasionally appears on back labels). Its equivalent in the United States is Meritage, which is not only legally defined, but also a registered trademark.

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Region
  • Fronsac is an appellation for red wines produced in an area in the east of the Bordeaux wine region. It is located close to the northern bank of the Dordogne river, just a few miles to the west of Libourne – the town that gives its name to the Libournais region. Libourne is home to prestigious appellations such as Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, as well as Fronsac itself.

    Like Saint-Emilion, just a few miles to the east, Fronsac has a picturesque landscape made up of woodland and hills. It also has a rich history reaching back hundreds of years, when the area was much favored by French nobility.

    The theoretically superior title of Canon-Fronsac oc ...more

  • Bordeaux, in the south-west of France, needs little introduction to anyone with an interest in wine. One of the world's most prolific wine regions, it also manages to rank among the most famous and prestigious. The secrets of Bordeaux's wine success (other than magical Bordeaux Blend) are its three trump cards: diversity, quality and quantity.

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