Bourgueil, Touraine

Catherine et Pierre Breton

Nuits d'Ivresse Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2011

Deep, dense purple–ruby colour, the aromas on the nose alone hit me like some revelation. Truly complex, with notes of wet leafs, forest floor, black currant, leather and bell pepper. Enough tannin and fruit to go a while further, but drinking superbly right now. — 4 days ago

Hampus, Karla and 5 others liked this

Château de Minière

Rouge de Minière Bourgueil Cabernet Franc

Hands down my favorite rosé. That may be due to my newly discovered love of Cabernet Franc. Female owned vineyard and you can spend the night at the chateau? Sign me up! — 21 days ago

Clos du Tue-Boeuf

Le Buisson Pouilleux Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Wow- this is sooo opulent. Nose is honeyed with some definite botrytis, aromas of golden apple, baked apple, golden raisin, tangerine, and some buttered popcorn. Baklava, pistachio and pastry notes. All on the nose. Then the palate, it’s a pretty flawless follow-up. Enveloping, with the roundest mouth-coating acidity, dialed up to just the right level, and complemented with a touch of RS. The finish is lingering. Really, the perfect package for what this is. Age has done wonders. If anything’s wrong with it, it may be just a bit too rich for most occasions. Still this is such an impressive piece of craftsmanship.

In terms of lifespan, it seems to be in a sweet spot between primary fruit and secondary right now, with both beautifully integrated. I only wish I had another bottle in the cellar to see what this might become.
— 12 days ago

Severn, Stuart and 17 others liked this
Chris Shultz

Chris Shultz

Is this the current release or does it come out more quickly?
Josh Morgenthau

Josh Morgenthau

@Chris Shultz I’ve had this in the cellar for a few years. I think the current is ‘18
Erik Longabardi

Erik Longabardi

Fascinating wines!

Domaine du Bel Air

Grand Mont Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2015

Candy, with great body and depth. Best to decant this vintage or leave it in the cave for another couple years. Opened up considerably after an hour. Fantastic wine! — 13 days ago

JM, Melissa and 1 other liked this

Domaine Les Pins

Les Rochettes Bourgueil Rosé 2019

Nice cab franc rose’ w creamsicle, strawberries, and lightly tart cranberries. A dash of white pepper maybe? — a month ago

Heather Dillaway
with Heather
Ron, Severn and 12 others liked this

Laurent Herlin

Tsoin Tsoin Bourgueil Gamay - Cabernet Franc Blend

Fresh- cranberry and bell pepper. One of my favorite wines for summer. — 19 days ago

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Keelan Higgins

Keelan Higgins

Omg I can’t believe you found this!!!! I’ve searched since we drank it in PVD last

Domaine du Bel Air

Jour de Soif Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2018

One of the higher alcohol Loire cab franc’s I’ve had but still feels medium bodied. Good dirt on the initial palette. Overall good value at <$20. — 24 days ago

Catherine et Pierre Breton

Les Perrières Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2014

Blueberry , black fruit, currants and herbs , bubble gum, drinking nicely now but you could hold medium tannins really elegant 2014 vintage — a month ago

Ira, Trixie and 5 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Looks good!🍷