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Expert’s choice: Fronsac & Canon-Fronsac

The Right Bank spotlight typically falls elsewhere, but choose wisely and these two sister appellations provide excellent Merlot-based enjoyment – without the eye-watering prices.

When it comes to getting bang for your buck on Bordeaux’s Right Bank, many in the know choose to start in the appellations of Fronsac and Canon-Fronsac.

Situated 35km northeast of Bordeaux and 4km northwest of Libourne, these Merlot-centric sister sub-regions are inevitably overshadowed by their renowned Right Bank neighbours St-Émilion and Pomerol, and the wines have generally lower price tags as a result – despite similar soil types and taste profile.


Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores from these overlooked Bordeaux regions



Lin Liu MW picks Fronsac & Canon-Fronsac wines to try:


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