Chinon, Touraine

Domaine Bernard Baudry

Le Clos Guillot Chinon Cabernet Franc 2016

Classic no. 2 pencil lead nose. White pepper, purple flowers. Palate is tart, and pretty rustic. Fine grained tannins. Unfolds to a bouquet of lavender. Still needs time. Planning on holding another 2-3 years before opening another bottle. — 4 days ago

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Philippe Alliet

Vieilles Vignes Chinon Cabernet Franc

👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 love chinon, great example — 4 days ago

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Domaine Bernard Baudry

La Croix Boissée Chinon Blanc Chenin Blanc 2018

Delectable Wine
9.1

A surprising Chenin Blanc from Chinon’s tuffeau soils, the result of long, long fermentation (12 months) in 500-liter barrel. On the nose, wet earth, citrus blossom and honeysuckle, then full-bodied with lots of peach, clementine and even mango flavors, a salty core, and a dry, stony finish. (Jason Wilson, Vinous, July 2020)
— 12 days ago

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Domaine Bernard Baudry

Les Granges Chinon Cabernet Franc 2018

Delectable Wine
9.2

Spicy and fruity throughout, with an expressive nose full of smoked meat and grilled herbs. In the mouth, there’s solid structure and notes of blackberry, along with more savory flavors of black olive and tomato. At midpalate comes an underlying tobacco note, followed by the dry, spicy finish. Feeling of chalk and clay on the palate. This is the kind of value that Chinon should be more famous for. Aged 10 months in cement. (Jason Wilson, Vinous, July 2020)
— 19 days ago

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Domaine Bernard Baudry

Chinon Cabernet Franc Rosé 2019

Delectable Wine
9.3

Baudry’s 2019 Chinon Rosé offers suave, mineral-accented aromas of fresh red berries and tangerine on the sharply focused nose. The palate is dry and energetic, with sappy strawberry, bitter cherry and orange zest flavors. Closes long and silky, with a faint touch of anise. $25.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, July 2020) — 8 days ago

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Messanges

Chinon Cabernet Franc Rosé 2019

Break it Down Class - green bell pepper. Green/vegetal nose, getting more bell pepper in the taste vs the smell, sauteed fennel, some sour cherry, nice acid and lingering mineral finish. — 4 days ago

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Catherine et Pierre Breton

Beaumont Chinon Cabernet Franc 2002

Still knit together, but ready to drink. The nose is a mix of earth & poblano pepper. Tannins are resolved & some truffle & clove notes accent the tart cherries on the palate. I love how these age. Social Distance wine #3 — 24 days ago

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Dennis P.

Dennis P.

@Anthony Lombardi social distance wine, as in I drink alone?

Couly-Dutheil

Clos de l'Echo Chinon Cabernet Franc 2015

Another nighttime outdoor shot. Another aromatic wonder. Earthy, savory notes with dark cherries & flowers. Powerful Cab Franc with a sturdy tannic backbone. Will be best in a few years, but stood as a great counterpoint to the other wines last night. — 19 days ago

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Tegan Marriott

Tegan Marriott

How much did you pay for the bottle if you don't mind me asking.
Anthony Lombardi

Anthony Lombardi

@Tegan Marriott - It wasn’t my bottle, but I believe it’s in the $35-$40 range. @Lyle Fass - Is this one that you import?
Lyle Fass

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@Anthony Lombardi I do bring it in these cuvees. Only echo and olive. Older ones as well. Just had a rocking 98 olive. @Tegan Marriott you can e-mail me if you want. Lyle@fassselections.com

Olga Raffault

Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc 1990

No words-everything you could hope for. — 8 days ago

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Roy Whitehead

Roy Whitehead

Who says Cab Franc doesn't age?

Domaine Bernard Baudry

La Croix Boissée Chinon Cabernet Franc 2016

Delectable Wine
9.3

Grown on very chalky soils, and aged 24 months in 1- to 3-year-old barrels. Vivid ruby. Expressive, even flamboyant, nose of ripe cherry and berry, kirsch and cassis, and even a touch of chocolate. Open and rather hedonistic for Cabernet Franc, with lots of red and black fruit, and it wows the palate with freshness and swirling acidity. But it’s balanced by dancing notes of chalk, talc and graphite, and great finesse on the finish. (Jason Wilson, Vinous, July 2020)
— 19 days ago

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