Chinon, Touraine

Domaine Fabrice Gasnier

Le coteau de Sonnay Chinon Chenin Blanc 2017

Not a fan of most Chinons Blanc, as they often start life lean and mean, then go absolutely nowhere. This, however, is that rare exception: already tender and alluring, showing acacia, melon, honeysuckle and wet gravel, with an unctuous texture and a fair dash of residual sugar (albeit perfectly balanced by massive acids). Fabulous. — 4 days ago

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Chris Shultz

Chris Shultz

Have you had any of the domaine's other wines? I see them at Moore Bros, where I get a discount. They're already very underpriced.
Chip Hughes

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Have followed all of Gasnier’s wines for a few years. They are- after a couple of difficult vintages in the early teens- uniformly superb.
Chris Shultz

Chris Shultz

Great to hear. I will start to do so as well

Olga Raffault

Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc 2017

Clear blackberry, cherry, and other dark fruit notes. — 10 hours ago

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Les Gravieres d'Amador Abbé de Turpenay Chinon Cabernet Franc 2017

Raspberry bramble, sage, black pepper, and flinty mineral notes on the nose. Medium body with black cherry and juicy plum on the palate, nice n spicy with grippy tannins at the end. Notes of green pepper emerge after some decanting. Pair with tomato based stews and sauces, duck, venison. Good value — 21 days ago

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Clos de l'Echo Chinon Cabernet Franc 2015

100% cabernet franc. without added sulphites. unfiltered wine, very natural. A delight of freshness. very lively wine on fresh black fruits: blueberries, blackcurrants, blackberries. complex notes of copper, tobacco ... deep, dense with a beautiful freshness, and a light final. magnificent ! — 5 days ago

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Domaine Bernard Baudry

Les Granges Chinon Cabernet Franc 2018

Juicy perfectly ripe wild raspberry. Integrated pepper notes. Fresh mineral finish. Mid to full body. — 7 days ago

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Domaine de la Roche Honneur

Cuvée Rubis Chinon Cabernet Franc 2015

Nose of wet earth, green bell pepper, grass clippings, violet, and a touch of beef fat.

Lots of floral notes and the palate with good red fruit acidity. Tannins are fairy course and leave a good bit of astringency with nice minerality.

Classic and rustic cab franc which I love. I understand how the green and earth notes could be off-putting for some though.
— 19 days ago

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Domaine Bernard Baudry

Le Clos Guillot Chinon Cabernet Franc 2009

Initially dank / musty, but after an hour + in the decanter, it really shined. Killer earthy, herbal notes, red & black cherry & blackberry. — a day ago

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Domaine de la Noblaie

Les Chiens-Chiens Chinon Cabernet Franc

delightful and delicious at $17.99. I love what they do...this is especially yummy — 20 hours ago

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René Couly Chinon Cabernet Franc Rosé


Great taste and flavor profile.... and I'm not a fan of Rose' — 2 days ago

Château du Petit Thouars

L'Epée Chinon Cabernet Franc

Wonderful chinon, strong flavored, not as peppery as others. K got for 11/25 — 14 days ago