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1998 Haut Franquet, Moulis SKU #1303661

Price: $19.99

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Tasting Notes

We discovered this wine on our 2017 Bordeaux trip and it has finally arrived. A neighbor of Poujeaux, I must admit I have never seen the property, but what they did in 1998 is commendable. Some 1998 left bank wines are a bit coarse and tough while this, like the Poujeaux, is elegant and fruit driven. Perfect hamburger wine.

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Staff Reviews

  • Steve Bearden
    By: Steve Bearden
    K&L Staff Member
    Aromatic, soft and mature with gentle earth, burnished leather and subtle sweetness to the finish. This is a great deal in 20 year old Bordeaux and ready to go tonight. Give this a try while it lasts.
  • Diana Turk
    By: Diana Turk
    K&L Staff Member
    Mineral-driven and leaner than many fleshier Bordeaux thanks to Moulis' chalky soil, Haut-Franquet is sophisticated and nimble, delicious and smooth, yet savory with green woodsy notes throughout. Plus the price for a twenty year old wine is amazing.
  • Jacques Moreira
    By: Jacques Moreira
    K&L Staff Member
    Perfectly aged and ready now! Showing that classic touch of capsicum, olives, along with an elegant woodsy, forest floor aromatics. An absolutely must for those who like aged Bordeaux.
  • John Downing
    By: John Downing
    K&L Staff Member
    I had the pleasure of tasting this when Clyde dropped in recently and shared some of the latest arrivals from Bordeaux with the Hollywood crew. Since this one is a 1998 Left Bank, I wasn't expecting it to be as good as it is. Here's an exciting, fully mature Bordeaux at a terrific price that's drinking perfectly today. It's soft and juicy with ripe tannins and savory black currant fruit throughout. Pop a roast in the oven and open this one.
  • Anthony Russo
    By: Anthony Russo
    K&L Staff Member
    Full disclosure: I am not a big fan of aged Bordeaux, but this one is an exception. Not flabby at all, this 20 year old wine has plenty of flavor and bite to make it incredibly interesting, especially at this price point.
  • Lilia McIntosh
    By: Lilia McIntosh
    K&L Staff Member
    This Bordeaux opens up with very aromatic earthy and savory notes of leather, sweet tobacco and subtle hints of darker red fruit. On the palate it's smooth and soft with well-developed tannins, very savory red and black cassis notes and supple earthiness. The property consists of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot.


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