Loire Valley Cabernet Franc

Domaine du Clos Fremur

Le Puits de Rezé Anjou Cabernet Franc 2016

Angevine surprise based on cabernet-Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Original biodynamic wine, with a very reduced sulphur intake and benefiting from ageing in oak barrels. With a beautiful freshness typical of the Loire wines, it has a depth and an aromatic complexity that is all the better expressed as the wine has a few years of ageing. 2016 is a remarkable balance where cedar, musk, blackcurrant participate in a rich aromatic bouquet, alongside the notes of liquorice, or slightly canneled pepper. Somewhere between Loire and Bordelais.

Surprise Angevine à base de cabernet- Sauvignon et Cabernet Franc. Vin original, en biodynamie avec un apport en souffre très réduit et bénéficiant d’un élevage en fût de chêne. Doté d’une belle fraîcheur typique des vins de Loire, il n’en possède pas moins une profondeur et une complexité aromatique qui s’expriment d’autant mieux que le vin a quelques années de garde. 2016 est d’un équilibre remarquable où cèdre, musk, cassis participent d’un bouquet aromatique riche, aux côtés des notes de réglisse, ou poivre légèrement cannelé. Quelque part entre Loire et Bordelais.
— 13 days ago

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Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2017

As greedy and seductive as the Saumur cuvée, the Saumur Champigny 17 is a little more round and a little less green. Great drinking. The charm of Loire wines.

Aussi gourmand et séduisant que la cuvée Saumur, le Saumur Champigny-sur-Marne est un peu plus rond, et un peu moins vert. Grande buvabilité. Le charme des vins de Loire .
— 4 days ago

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Château de Villeneuve

Le Grand Clos Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2016

Odd wine of the night. Cab Franc to top it off. Fresh ripe tomato and tomato leaves, dried herbs (oregano) on the nose. Tastes much better than it smells. Light bodied, with medium plus acidity, slight red fruit feel and herbaceous finish. Again odd wine, not surprising for a Cab Franc, but good tasting experience. — 17 days ago

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Saumur Cabernet Franc 2018

Simple, light, but full of charm. Clear purple dress, beautiful shine. Nose typical of the cabernets-francs de Loire. Raspberry, geranium, violet, blackwood, green pepper (but not too much). The mouth is fresh and tense, with a beautiful mineral weft reminiscent of rifle stone, slate or chalk. Served at 15 degrees, it’s a nice treat.

Saumur simple, léger, mais plein de charme. Robe pourpre limpide, bel éclat. Nez typique des cabernets-francs de Loire. Framboise, géranium, violette, bois de ronce, poivron vert (mais pas trop). La bouche est fraîche et tendue, avec une belle trame minérale évoquant la pierre à fusil, ardoise ou craie. Servi à 15 degrés c’est une belle gourmandise.
— 4 days ago

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La Grange aux Belles

53 Anjou Cabernet Franc 2019

Beautiful concentrated expression of Cabernet-Francs. Natural wine, without input, not filtered. Deep purple dress. Open nose. A round, fresh mouth that honours the fruit with marked floral notes. Allow to aerate one hour before serving.

Belle expression très concentrée du Cabernet-Francs. Vin nature, sans intrant, non filtré. Robe pourpre profonde. Nez ouvert. Bouche ronde et fraîche mettant le fruit à l’honneur avec des notes florales marquées. Laisser aérer une heure avant de servir.
— 10 days ago

Diane, Tom and 20 others liked this

Domaine Bernard Baudry

Les Grézeaux Chinon Cabernet Franc 2018

Drinking well right out of the gates. Merde well balanced with cool, bramble (boysenberry), dark chocolate and menthol. Might be my favorite vintage of this wine. Yum — 8 days ago

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Romain Fitoussi

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One of the best in Loire Region

Vignoble Musset-Roullier

Les Neuf Vingt Anjou-Villages Cabernet Franc 2018

Better on 2nd and third day, then smooth food friendly red fruited wine. NBI — 8 days ago

Alex, Daniel P. and 12 others liked this

Château Yvonne

"L'île Quatre Sous" Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc 2018

Château Yvonne, ‘L’île Quatre Sous,’ is 100% Cabernet Franc from Saumur Champigny AOC in the Saumur region of Loire Valley, France. The Vintage 2018. The ABV is 14.5%. 🏰 🍷

👁 This wine is deep ruby with medium intensity of youthful aromas. 👃 The aromas offer blackberry bramble, plum, black cherry, and fresh fig, also, green bell pepper and vegetal notes along with fennel, wet earth, forest floor, cured meat, leather, and Brett.

👄 It is dry, has medium acidity, a medium body, high alcohol, and medium tannins. The flavors are consistent with the nose and the finish is medium.

👏 This wine is savory and rustic – it has a sauvage (wild) quality and fresh black fruit notes to balance all of that organic, earthiness. It is multi-faceted and delicious. 😍

In addition to using organic and biodynamic growing practices, Winemaker Mathieu Vallée pursues a minimalist vinification approach, designed to highlight the grape’s innate quality, purity, and expression.

For example, after being hand-harvested, this wine was fermented with native yeast in concrete vats and is un-fined and unfiltered with no additions besides minimal sulfur dioxide. Despite its youth, there is notable sediment in the bottle.
— 13 days ago

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Domaine Guion

Deux Monts Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2010

2010 Loire reds are so good. Elegant, balanced, nice purple fruit, pepper and earth, savory, supple but structured, will last another decade at least — 5 days ago

Iwan, Peter and 14 others liked this

Manoir de la Tete Rouge

Bagatelle Saumur Cabernet Franc 2018

Everything from Manoir de la Tête over delivers. Here another outstanding value in line with the Chenin and Pet Nat proceeding. There's lots to appreciate - the smells, the tastes. Smells like black tar, cherries, pine needle, and dark chocolate leather. It's plushy in the mouth with some tannin grip. It goes down as blackberries and dark plum and an ancient limestone salt lick. — 15 days ago

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