Chinon

Domaine Bernard Baudry

La Croix Boissée Chinon Cabernet Franc 2018

Stellar. A touch of that pretty Chinon violet flower and manure funk. St. Emilion-like concentration but this isn’t inky or extracted in the least. Luxurious, satin-like texture and tannins, with a subtly sweet finish. Feels a bit higher alcohol and less acid than some of the more classic Chinon vintages, but on the basis of the massive concentration and nascent complexity this will develop very well. Young but already approachable. — 4 days ago

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Jason Gelman

Jason Gelman

i have 2 of these - open now or wait a few years to pop the first one?
Josh Morgenthau

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@Jason Gelman I’d wait a few years. Delicious now but still very primary (I opened to assess how much I want to cellar, which will be at least a half a case)
Jason Gelman

Jason Gelman

ok great thank you

Marula

J'ai Vu Rouge Red Blend 2018

As you'll see from other reviews, this isn't for everyone. It's funky and smells baked. But I dig the unique, complex flavor profile: dried cherries, black and red currants, pencil shavings, herbs, and cedar. Almost like an acidic, Loire rendition of a Bordeaux. Yes, there is a slight effervescence, but it doesn't ruin the wine. — 2 days ago

Domaine Les Roches (Alain et Jérome Lenoir)

Chinon Cabernet Franc

Off the charts Cab Franc. When two great wine shops meet and share gems! Doesn’t get much better than this. Classic Chinon with age! — 11 days ago

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Château de Coulaine

Chinon Cabernet Franc 2019

Vacation time with a gorgeous Chinon (Cab Franc) with an earthy nose of pepper, blackberry, eucalyptus ajd cedar. The palate possesses good acidity with boozy plum, green pepper and cola. — 16 hours ago

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Domaine Bernard Baudry

Les Granges Chinon Cabernet Franc 2019

one of my all time favorites, this time i tried to pair it with pizza and penne vodka and it turns out that was the completely wrong pairing! didn’t quite click but that’s ok, lesson learned. — 9 days ago

Ira, Pooneet and 2 others liked this

Pierre & Bertrand Couly

Les Blancs Closeux Chinon Chenin Blanc 2019

White chinon! Chenin blanc- so good — 3 days ago

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Pierre Sourdais

Les Rosiers Chinon Cabernet Franc 2018

Jammy with lots of giving fruit, white pepper, and natural qualities. — a month ago

Couly-Dutheil

Clos de l'Echo Chinon Cabernet Franc 1997

Fun. In excellent shape

Bell pepper bomb

Lovely aromatics, mushrooms, coffee, chocolate, wet earth

Red cherry, black cherry, vegetal, earth on palate

Silky, low acid, lengthy finish

Contemplative and ethereal but easygoing at the same time. Love it
— 9 days ago

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Couly-Dutheil

Les Chanteaux Chinon Chenin Blanc 2018

Vintage 2018 | Expressive, violets, hay, bitters in taste, spicyness. Is developing nicely. — 11 days ago

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Romain Fitoussi

Romain Fitoussi

Couly Dutheil 🙌 superb after 4/5 years or more..
Michael Younkins

Michael Younkins

Beautiful label

Philippe Alliet

Chinon Cabernet Franc 2018

a little funky loire Cabernet franc.
unoaked (concrete ageing)

13% abv

high acidity.
medium coarse but pleasant tannins.
medium body.

smoke, bits of dirt with small rock parts in it, black plum and some dried 🌶️.

medium 🎯

a great surprise but not for everyone.
if you dig funkadelic's 'free your mind and your ass will follow' buy a case...
— 14 days ago

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