Loire Cabernet Franc


Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2015

Beautiful ruby dress with depth and brilliance. On the nose and in the mouth, cabernet franc is immediately recognized: typical notes of fruits (red and black, strawberry to black cherry), floral herbaceous plants (ronces, rose, violet), and mineral (slate, graphite)... endowed with a beautiful concentration and acidity still lively, it is a cuvée today perfectly in the balance between youth and maturity with some evolved notes (truffle among others) that brings a beautiful taste relief. A bottle with enough body to attack the big meat. Nice q/p ratio.

Belle robe rubis avec de la profondeur et éclat. Au nez et en bouche, le cabernet franc se fait tout de suite reconnaître: notes typiques de fruits (rouges et noirs, de la fraise à la cerise noire), végétales herbacées florales (ronces, rose, violette), et minérales (ardoise, graphite)… doté d’une belle concentration et d’une acidité encore vive, c’est une cuvée aujourd’hui parfaitement à l’équilibre entre jeunesse et maturité avec quelques notes évoluées (truffe entre autre) qui apporte un beau relief gustatif. Une bouteille avec suffisamment de corps pour attaquer la grosse viande. Beau rapport q/p.
— 17 days ago

Peter, Ira and 16 others liked this

Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2020

We really enjoyed this. Went well with steak tartare at Angele in Napa. Good floral Franc with blue fruits and nice soft tannins. — 19 days ago

Ely, Joshua and 3 others liked this

Domaine Charles Pain

Cuvée Prestige Chinon Cabernet Franc

Like M. Pain’s vineyard, this is tidy, and easy to enjoy. Still some hints of something a bit more complex beneath the easy-drinking rôbe. — 8 days ago

Antoine Sanzay

"La Haye Dampierre" Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc 2019

Vintage 2019 | very true to type Cabernet Franc - with blackberries and cherries in smell, a faint austerity in taste, good acids, lovely effort | paired with a mushroom lasagne | one glass was left over in the bottle with an oxy-stop, this glass was excellent after 5 days: nice silky structure in taste without any sharp edges — 10 days ago

Ira, Peter and 13 others liked this

Clos Rougeard

Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc 2010

Showing beautiful purity & expression of Cab Franc that is still youthful & will keep developing over time. — 11 days ago

Severn, Ira and 6 others liked this

Thibaud Boudignon

Rosé de Loire Cabernet Franc Rosé

A very proper, stand up white that happens to be a rose. Excellent concentration & legs in the glass, with a mesmerizing salmon color. Quite textured & dry on the palate, with quince, white flowers, & an impressive minerality. A lot of wine for 20$ on sale, & food will only help it. Pedigreed maker whose Chenin blancs sell starting 4/5x as much. Paired with harissa chicken & rice. — 15 days ago

Owen Mazon
with Owen

Clos Rougeard

Les Poyeux Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc 2012

Moins top que la dernière bouteille, du poivron rouge et des notes végétales nobles mais la magie Rougeard n’est pas tout à fait au RV. Manque un peu de profondeur cette bouteille.

Lacks the usual depth despite the red peppers and “noble” vegetal aromas, bottle mot as good as the last one i had of this 2012.
— 17 days ago

Severn, Brent and 8 others liked this

Domaine de Nerleux

Clos des Chatains Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2018

So enjoyable, a happy well-adjusted CF showing it’s place very clearly. — 4 days ago

Daniel, Peter and 4 others liked this

Famille Bougrier (Domaines Bougrier)

Confidences Chinon Cabernet Franc 2013

Not sure why I bought this. Not sure why such low ratings. It’s summer and this wine is very refreshing. Not too sweet. Not too oaky. Light bodied. I am enjoying it. — 12 hours ago

Paul and Neil liked this

Domaine Guiberteau

Les Arboises Monopole Brézé Saumur Cabernet Franc 2004

Nez commençant à évolué note de poivrons rouges grillés et d e terre humide et tabac
Bouche suave et ronde tanin un peu évanescent
— 19 days ago

Andrew, Michiel and 1 other liked this