Vintage 2017 | AOC Touraine Chenonceaux | 20% Cabernet Franc 80% Cot | Cuvée Antéa | refined cherries in smell, an impression of roses, taste with character - off course, it is Cot! - and power, more a dinnerwine than to drink on its one. That being said, the wine has the swallow reflex. It drinks surprisingly fast. Paired with Anjou pigeon and turnip greens stew. — 2 days ago
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. — 6 days ago
first and foremost was NOT expecting the orange color ~ have had numerous aged botrytis bottles ranging from golden to brown but the orange really threw me
apricot, quince, orange marmalade, grilled orange & pineapple, honey, caramelized brown sugar ~ plenty of sweet severed with acidity
though went well with diver scallops & risotto the most incredible pairing was with Stilton on Égalité mini toasts ~ and not just for flavor ~ but texturally transcendental — 15 days ago
Green fruit esthers, quince, pear, chalky minerals, on the nose. Lots of pretty green and yellow fruit on the open knit palate, with pleasant bit of contrasting bitterness and sweetness on the finish, and enough acid to carry the bubbles. This is great, planning to hold a few bottles for 5-10 years.
Incidentally, handily beat the Lassaigne side by side, at a third the price. — 6 days ago
Clean, crisp and refreshing. Floral notes with a taste of asparagus, lemon and grass. Enjoyable. Great price point at Costco for just $12. Will grab some more for the long hot Texas summer. — 5 days ago