Bordeaux 2010 - Fronsac & Canon-Fronsac

'Fronsac and Canon-Fronsac always perform well in the type of warm, dry conditions seen in 2009. It suits the clay-limestone soils and majority Merlot.' I wrote these words last year and the same applies in 2010. Quality is excellent, particularly from the leading growers most of whom are listed below. Alcohol degrees are high but there's a generosity of fruit and wonderful balancing acidity. This coupled with the quantity and quality of tannin means the wines are more structured making them firmer than the 2009s. Volumes were down by 10% on last year due to tiny berries and coulure caused by difficult flowering. By James Lawther MW

Wine name Producer Country Region Vintage

Aria de Chateau de la Riviere, Fronsac

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Dalem, Fronsac

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Fontenil, Fronsac

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Moulin Haut-Laroque, Fronsac

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Moulin Pey-Labrie, Canon-Fronsac

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau La Rousselle, Fronsac

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Barrabaque Prestige, Canon-Fronsac

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau de la Dauphine, Fronsac

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Haut-Carles, Fronsac

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Vrai Canon Bouche, Canon-Fronsac

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Cassagne Haut-Canon, La Truffiere, Canon-Fronsac

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau du Gaby, Canon-Fronsac

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Haut Ballet, Canon-Fronsac

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Haut-Mazeris, Canon-Fronsac

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Les Trois Croix, Fronsac

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau la Vieille Cure, Fronsac

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau de la Riviere, Fronsac

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Villars, Fronsac

N/A N/A N/A 2010