Thierry Germain makes an unmistakable Loire cab franc in a beautiful biodynamic expression of the land. Les Roches is elegant with perfumes, fruit notes, earth components, and roasted bell pepper qualities and without complications from overpowering pyrazines. Grapes are 100% destemmed and so it is a softer wine with subtle smooth edges and well integrated acidity. It needs some time to open so either decant or be patient. I drank over three days and days two and three were best.
PS. I love the drawing on the label. Think and drink. Always. — 6 days ago
Very nice aged Chinon. Very aromatic fermented green pepper and green olive on the nose. Precise and pure without funk, with excellent acid and nice smooth integrated tannins. Definitely secondary / tertiary but not over the hill at all. Really enjoyable and a great selection by the somm at Manhatta. — 10 days ago
Very light. Very aromatic. Powerful and floral. Wife really liked it. (Waiter brought a 2015 vintage but we pushed for the 2012 - I think it was worth it.) — a day ago
Showing so well. Terrific balance, mind-blowing first nose and finale, berries, licorice, red berries and cherries, all put together with superb freshness. Such a joy! — 2 days ago
Domaine Christian Charbonnier a Crouzilles / vintage 2005 from magnum / #chinon that aged wonderfull, typical #cabernetfranc harshness that has softened., a nose with flint expressiveness, milkchocolate. Smooth taste without tannins. Fine wine. True to type. #loirewine — 15 days ago
This was really good. Very velvety, balanced between earth and fruit, medium acid, good finish. — 5 days ago