Bar and garden purchase. Only one bottle allowed per customer. It was good. Didn’t blow my mind. Slightly effervescent. Sweet. — 15 days ago
A wonderful choice — 4 months ago
I think this is nice! Will see how it does on 2nd day. — 5 months ago
From one of the most prized vineyards in Bourgueil, with soil similar to Clos Rougeard's famed Le Bourg vineyard: clay over tuffeau limestone. This elegant Cabernet Franc has the bearing of a Saint-Émilion, for which it might be mistaken. Deep purple-red in color. Seductive and silky, the complex nose is full of blackberry, white pepper, leather, chocolate and wet clay. Graceful and balanced on the palate and brightly juicy, with supple tannins and a cool mineral finish that goes on and on. (Jason Wilson, Vinous, July 2020)
— 8 months ago
Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.
Fruity nose with blackberries, blueberries, blackcurrants, cooked cherries, oak, light vanilla, spices, licorice, light tobacco, coffee, chocolates and black pepper.
Full-bodied with medium acidity.
Dry and fruity on the palate with black currants, blackberries, sweet cherries, plums, oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, dark coffee, pencil lead, earth and peppercorn.
Spicy finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a very enjoyable Cabernet Franc from Loire, France. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel and mild complexity.
Would benefit from another few years in the bottle to mature properly, but already very enjoyable.
Good right out of the bottle and better after 30 minutes of airtime. After an hour of airtime tannins come out.
Good by itself or with food. A nice sipping wine. I gave it a slight chill and paired it with cheeses and olives by the pool. Very tasty.
100% Cabernet Franc grapes aged in wooden amphoras for 11 months.
13.5% alcohol by volume.
$27. — 6 months ago
Sébastien only produces this wine in vintages he believes are optimal. This undergoes an extended élevage, as is typical for this Domaine. 2014 is one of my favorite recent vintages for Cabernet Franc in the Loire (when it is from quality producers!) and this wine further confirms my preference for this vintage. Kirsch, damp soil, black truffle, dried roses, barnyard, a touch of pyrazine character on the nose. Intensely tannic structure upon opening that softened over several hours. Fruit on the nose is echoed in the palate. This has the perfect amount of rusticity for my tastes. This is an incredible wine. — a month ago
Black pepper and bright, good at a slight chill — 7 months ago