(2009 Vintage) The wines of Château Villars owe their personality to soils of clay and limestone. While the clay lends them their power and depth, the limestone does a great job of regulating the water supply available to the vine. This is our "Grand Vin", our flagship wine, matured 100 percent in French oak barrels. 20 hectares of our vineyards, comprising our estate’s oldest vines, are dedicated to its production. In the nose, Château Villars shows great freshness, floral or fruity depending on the year, and a touch of spices. On the palate it unfolds into powerfully crafted, very elegant tannins. This wine gains in complexity as it ages and can be kept in the cellar for 10 to 20 years depending on the vintage.
Wine Advocate(2002 Vintage) Rating: (86-88) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 149 on Oct-03