Loire Valley Cabernet Franc

Domaine de la Chevalerie

Galichets Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2014

W&S Top 100. Come one, you know me. Loire Cab Franc in the lineup. The brass from W&S must have known I was coming. I’d happily buy that. — 4 days ago

Mark Freund
with Mark
Severn, Douglas and 2 others liked this

Domaine de Pallus

Les Pensées de Pallus Chinon Cabernet Franc 2015

Deep ruby hue with fuchsia rim. Medium tearing. Nose is complex with notes of stewed strawberry and rhubarb, cherry preserves, fresh mint, lemongrass, coriander, ginger, and delicate leather notes. Medium acidity, fresh raspberry and strawberry and crushed gravel notes on the palate. #chinon #cabernetfranc #touraine #lespenséesdepallus #bertrandsourdais #domainedepallus — 19 days ago

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Deked1, Severn and 8 others liked this

Sébastien Bobinet

Ruben Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2017

Bright red fruit and Brett - ideal Szechuan accompaniment. — 15 days ago

Severn, Hermes and 1 other liked this

Domaine de la Chevalerie

Chevalerie Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2011

W&S Top 100. Wait! Two! Mercy. I don’t even have a subscription to W&S. Why are they being so accommodating to my palate? — 4 days ago

Mark Freund
with Mark
Severn, Douglas and 2 others liked this

Domaine Rene Couly

Chinon Cabernet Franc 1980

Mushrooms, forest floor, potpourri of red fruit... amazing old Chinon!!! — 6 days ago

Eric, Kohei and 9 others liked this

Château Yvonne

Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc 2016

I really like this. I went into the wine shop in Belfort France, the guy didn't speak English but I told him I wanted something from the loire and this is what he gave me. Medium body with elegance and substance. — 2 days ago

Domaine Bellevue

Touraine Cabernet Franc Rosé 2018

Smells of lemon and melon. Tastes like a juicy grapefruit but a touch more on the sweeter side. Very lovely and delicious. — 9 days ago

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Domaine Bernard Baudry

Les Granges Chinon Cabernet Franc

New vintage - not sure if vintage variation or palate evolving but this is downright drinkable right from the bottle. Flush with ripe wild raspberry and blackberry, purple flowers and fresh green herbs, certainly some Brett and rich earth. Good acid and minimal tannin. Reaction around the table not so friendly - father says too earthy, Meg makes a face. I’m loving it! Enjoyed with reverse-seared NY Strip, heavy rosemary-garlic butter baste. — 18 days ago

Severn, Keith and 3 others liked this

Château de Minière

Vignes Centenaires de Minière Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2010

Earth, plum and iron on the nose. Very smooth tannins and still freshly acidic. The wine is dry and when opened there was a lot of tar and burned wood on the palate. A few hours later the tar is almost gone and day two all the chalk and smoke is gone. Very interesting experience. — 5 days ago

Adam and Amr liked this

Domaine Bernard Baudry

La Croix Boissée Chinon Cabernet Franc 2015

Pretty special already. For lovers of both hedonistic fruit and hedonistic chalkiness! — 16 days ago

James FisherSarah Bignami
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Ceccherini, Jonathan and 28 others liked this