Sharp, honeyed Chemin Blanc — 2 months ago
Wonderful sweet CB. So dark in colour yet easy drinkin’. Perfect w crème brûlée yet heavy s**t. — 8 months ago
Candied white stone fruit, bit of apple and honey. Racing minerality and acidity. — 4 years ago
2014 Cab Franc / Chenin blend. Loved this — 5 years ago
“Anjou Rouge: This lively, fruity red retains a strong minerality to its finish that lends class and balance to this simple and reasonably priced wine. Cabernet Franc forms the backbone of this wine (90%) but is blended with a touch of Grolleau (10%). The vines are planted to gravel and schist soils. The elevage is in cuve on the fine lies for approximately eight months. We purchase on the order of 5000 bottles of this wine annually.”
If you like Cabernet Franc, this may be your jam. Blended with 10% Grolleau- a new one to me- the Chateau Soucherie “Reliefs” (Anjou Red) is a gorgeous example of Cab Franc. Quick tip: decant this puppy- it only gets better.
As it opens it reveals deeper and deeper hints of bell pepper that soften and shake off their typical acidity to form a welcoming entry to a medium-full-bodied mouthfeel that feels and rhymes with the deeper elements of pepper, stewed cherries and flint.
The finish lingers and persuades you back to the nose.
A remarkable example of Cabernet Franc, and what can be found in the Loire Valley. — 6 months ago
London, UK January 2019 — a year ago
Why hello cab franc!!! — 5 years ago