Loire Caberbet Franc

Anne Claude Leflaive

Clau de Nell Anjou Cabernet Franc 2011

Deep dark purple in the glass, muted at first but with air the aromatics of blackberries, violets, cracked pepper, graphite and dried leaves come out to play. Palate-saturating and velvety in the mouth with finely grained tannins and sweet dark berry fruit. Beautiful and should last a while — 2 days ago

Severn, Neil and 10 others liked this

Domaine Bernard Baudry

La Croix Boissée Chinon Cabernet Franc 2004

Un 2004 encore en très grande forme et à la robe très jeune
frais et à la matière velouté
Notes de tabac
— 11 days ago

Serge, Romain and 2 others liked this
Romain Fitoussi

Romain Fitoussi

Superbe bouteille a priori
Fredybeans

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Un très beau cabernet franc en pleine forme effectivement

Dominique Joseph

Le Petit Saint Vincent Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc 2018

Day 2: Cola and dark cherry nose, with graphite and smoke. Underripe currant leaking out as well. Gritty tannin with cranberry and cherry fruit. Chalky minerality. Lingers well, plenty of dimension. — 2 days ago

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Domaine des Huards (Michel Gendrier)

Envol Cheverny Gamay Blend 2018

PN Gamay Blend #1: A nice biodynamic juice that honours the pinot noir, (by bringing a classy mouth) and the gamay, generous and flowery. The dress is dark but translucent. Open nose, very fruity. In the mouth the material is velvety, combining freshness and roundness, in a balance that makes this wine remarkable in its price range. Nice entry cuvée by an interesting domain of Loire region.

Un beau jus qui fait honneur au pinot noir, (en apportant une certaine tenue) et au gamay, généreux et accessible. La robe est violine sombre mais translucide. Le nez ouvert est très fruité. En bouche la matière est veloutée, associant fraîcheur et rondeur, dans un équilibre qui rend ce vin remarquable dans sa gamme de prix. Belle entrée en matière d’un super domaine.
— 11 days ago

Daniel, Mario and 8 others liked this

Domaine Arnaud Lambert

Saint Cyren Bourg Terres Rouges Saumur-Champigny 2019

Bright and lifted. Very refined. Red fruit. Violets. Faintest hint of herbs/pepper. Killer. — 10 days ago

Senator, Jenks and 1 other liked this

Domaine de la Butte

Bourgueil Mi-pente Cabernet Franc 2017

From a Magnum. Some green peppers and some animal scents, but not too disturbing, medium plus bodied and tannins, some freshness despite the varietal, good but not a wine that drinks easily. 89-90

Clairement Cab franc au nez comme en bouche, poivron vert, un peu animal mais à peine, quand même une fraîcheur et des tannins d’intensité moyenne, c’est bon sans être un type de vin qui se boit très facilement.
— a month ago

Mike, Severn and 9 others liked this

Olga Raffault

Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc 1989

This was in its prime, interesting nose with notes of dark fruits, berry, currant, leather, brambly, earth, animal, bell pepper & tobacco. — 10 days ago

Aravind, Severn and 8 others liked this
Aravind A

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Fantastic pull.

Domaine Guiberteau

Les Arboises Monopole Brézé Saumur Cabernet Franc 2011

Mineral nose to start. Pink quartz. A little charcoal dust too, then cedar and violets. Nose has some green pepper but body is so red fruited, sweet-tart, transparent, sappy, herbal and delicious. Fairly advanced; not much tannin. Has maybe 5 years but I’d drink this now. — 15 days ago

Aravind, Peter and 33 others liked this

Thibaud Boudignon

Rosé de Loire Cabernet Franc Rosé 2019

So solid...this time by the pool. — 12 days ago

Ira, Peter and 8 others liked this

Messanges

Chinon Cabernet Franc Rosé 2020

Delicate aromas, tons of minerality, tart strawberry, lingering almond flavors and textures. — 2 days ago