Olga Raffault

Olga Raffault

Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc 2014

Worth a check in at 10 years. Always an outstanding nose. Needed hours of air and still pretty shy, fruit in particular is closed. Paired with NY strip tonight. Have half a case left of this vintage and will check in again in a couple years. — 2 days ago

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Château La Mission Haut-Brion

La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 1996

Strong, classic Graves Bordeaux. The cab franc was certainly present on the nose, perhaps because this was the sipping wine next to a 2009 Olga Raffault Chinon. Still good presence of darker fruits, with leather, earth and cedar. Nice mouthfeel. — 3 years ago

Ira liked this

Domaine du Colombier (Jouvault)

Cuvée Vieilles Vignes Chinon Cabernet Franc 2021

May not have the character of say a Baudry or Raffault Chinon, but still a profoundly true-to-terroir Chinon with all that fine grained dark berry earthiness, low on the funko-meter, & just plain ol’ low alcohol fun. Paired with brunch cheesy egg casserole of Gruyère, nutmeg, Parmesan etc that soaks overnight in Half & Half. — a month ago

Peter, Bob and 5 others liked this

Olga Raffault

Champ-Chenin Chinon Chenin Blanc 1993

Brilliant acidity,lovely fruit, subtle hints of nuttiness and age. Unforgettable with oysters — 7 months ago

Michael liked this

Château Thivin

Côte de Brouilly Gamay 2019

I had with Passover meal. I have always found to be closed & more ‘ dumb’ in its infancy- almost like Olga Raffault chinon. Yet all the juicy & rewarding red fruit is there. Kermit importer. — 3 years ago

Timmer, Daniel and 17 others liked this

Olga Raffault

La Singulière d'Olga Raffault Chinon Cabernet Franc 2014

I’m a sucker for Raffault’s wines and this rarity is no exception. Made from a single old vine parcel in the Picasses vineyard, this wine is aged in 500 litre (1-5 year old) barrels instead of the large foudres used for Picasses.

Dynamite wine with more (but still restrained) oak use. Would love to get my hands on more of this and lay it down as it’s still super true to the house style. Wild and ageworthy!
— 5 months ago

romo, Severn and 3 others liked this

Olga Raffault

Chinon Cabernet Franc Rosé 2022

A little fruity but full and dry. Would buy again — 6 months ago

Tenuta Donna Olga

Le Cacce Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2016

On the lighter side. Dry and complex. — 3 years ago

Jose liked this

Tenuta Friggiali

Donna Olga Riserva Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2007

One of the more impressive Brunellos of this era I’ve had recently. Surprised. Fruit, tannins, and structure still going very strong with several years left at least. — 3 years ago

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