Chinon, Touraine

Charles Joguet

Chinon Cabernet Franc Rosé 2015

Shay A

Monthly WTF wine group night. Our theme was American oak vs French oak. All wines tasted blind. We started off with two bottles of bubbly and finished with two non-themed reds.

One of the most unique, and enjoyable, rosés I’ve had in a while. More orange than pink in the glass. As expected, herbal and musty aromatics with underripe nectarine and black cherry skin. Soft and round on the palate with additional note of tart rhubarb. Complex. Thanks
@Jack Thompson
— 9 days ago

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Château du Petit Thouars

L'Epée Chinon Cabernet Franc 2010

Deep ruby and garnet color. Savory aromas of game, roasted red peppers and raspberry. Medium body, medium plus acidity, medium tannins. Solid wine — 24 days ago

Olga Raffault

Chinon Cabernet Franc 2017

Black cherry and raspberry berry fruits flavors. Herbals notes like bell pepper and I also taste some minerals in the wine. Really good sipper on a summers night. — 12 days ago

Etienne de Bonnaventure

Château de Coulaine Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc 2014

Friendly tannins, light spices to complement to understated red fruit. Easy drinking but needs some air for the flavors to express themselves. — 12 days ago

Sharon, Severn and 8 others liked this

Domaine Bernard Baudry

Le Clos Guillot Chinon Cabernet Franc 2016


I have loved the color of CF. Just so rich. This a has little barn going on. Opened it 2 days ago and just having my first glass now. Probably a little young but what the hey. — 22 days ago

Keith, Jae and 10 others liked this

Domaine des Bouquerries

Cuvée Royale Chinon Cabernet Franc 2018

Vintage 2018 / Very frivolous young Chinon, cabernet franc, só expressive raspberries. / Paired with entrecôte and vegetables potpourri for Sunday lunch — 19 days ago

Serge, Severn and 14 others liked this


La Baronnie Madeleine Chinon Cabernet Franc

Fascinating...all barnyard on the open, then aired into great stuff. Like drinking 3 different wines in one bottle — a month ago

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Philippe Alliet

Coteau de Noiré Chinon Cabernet Franc 2016

a very good cab franc. reminds me of Paleo but on a less ripe version. No Brett or reduction....smell of small red berries, riper peppers and a touch of graphite. Second day it began to shut down but was more balanced. No touching my other ones for 4 or 5 years — 18 days ago

Mike, Ron and 4 others liked this

Domaine de L'R

Les Cinq Elements Chinon Cabernet Franc

J. Kim

Clean, authentic Loire character, excellent density and proportion, controlled vivacity, forward but has a good reserve, transparent without exposing too much. — 2 days ago

Domaine Bernard Baudry

Chinon Cabernet Franc 2016

Black cherry & raspberries, with earthy notes. Faint band aid aromas suggests a little brett, but not overwhelming & adds interest to the wine. — 2 days ago