{"api":{"host":"https:\/\/pinot.decanter.com","authorization":"Bearer MGRiYWVlODZjZjE0ODY2YjIyNDg3NmNkNjYzMzhiZjgyNmJkZDg0ZThlODU1NzBhNWUzMjAxNWI1ZGYzZDYzNg","version":"2.0"},"piano":{"sandbox":"false","aid":"6qv8OniKQO","rid":"RJXC8OC","offerId":"OFPHMJWYB8UK","offerTemplateId":"OFPHMJWYB8UK","wcTemplateId":"OTOW5EUWVZ4B"}}


Progressive Bordeaux: 20 Fronsac wines worth seeking out

It may not be the first Bordeaux appellation that springs to mind but in terms of quality and affordability it's right up there, says Stephen Brook, who picks out 20 top buys worth seeking out.

Sadly, few Bordeaux wine aficionados will be able to tell you where Fronsac lies.

It wasn’t always thus. From the 17th century onwards, its wines were highly valued, and the grand mansions along the Dordogne shore still testify to that.

Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores for 20 top Fronsac wines worth seeking out

There were undoubtedly problems until quite recently. When, as so often, the vines were picked too early, the wines were harsh and tannic.

But a new generation, supported by a phalanx of outside investors, mostly from China, has corrected the errors of the past, and the wines are riper and fleshier.

See 20 top Fronsac wines worth seeking out

Related content

St-Emilion & Pomerol: Six big name side projects worth knowing

Finding value in the Médoc plus 12 top wines to seek out

Médoc and Fronsac 2018: Hidden gems

Latest Wine News