Catherine et Pierre Breton

Saint Louans Chinon Cabernet Franc

8.937 ratings
9.38 pro ratings
Chinon, Touraine, Loire Valley, France
Cabernet Franc
Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Hard Cheese, Blue Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Potato, White Rice, Herbs, Tomato-Based, Pasta, Mushrooms, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Beef, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Lamb, Turkey, Pork, Duck, Venison
Top Notes For
Anthony Lynch

Pepper, spice; grip, grit; and loads of plush dark fruit

Pepper, spice; grip, grit; and loads of plush dark fruit

Feb 11th, 2015
James Forsyth

Lots of cherry and black current. Soft tannins further softened with some age. Very drinkable.

Lots of cherry and black current. Soft tannins further softened with some age. Very drinkable.

Aug 11th, 2017
Helen Ibsen

Bell pepper nose. Light bodied but tight and too tannic for me.

Bell pepper nose. Light bodied but tight and too tannic for me.

Oct 17th, 2016
David Castricone

Som recommended basic table wine. Soil, tobacco, wet stone. Paired surprisingly well with oysters. Wine stood well on its own but cab franc still just a blending grape in my book.

Som recommended basic table wine. Soil, tobacco, wet stone. Paired surprisingly well with oysters. Wine stood well on its own but cab franc still just a blending grape in my book.

Jul 10th, 2016
Corinne Alex

From Kermit Lynch

From Kermit Lynch

Feb 9th, 2016
Brandon Granier

Medium bodied refined Chinon, only slightly green and accompanied by a whole cabinet of baking spices and some fresh berries and a mineral finish. Lithe and light for cab franc. Still a little tight on the palate, probably best to wait 5 years but showing well enough now, especially the beautiful aromatics. This is not lush cab franc but rather great to accompany more delicate dishes.

Medium bodied refined Chinon, only slightly green and accompanied by a whole cabinet of baking spices and some fresh berries and a mineral finish. Lithe and light for cab franc. Still a little tight on the palate, probably best to wait 5 years but showing well enough now, especially the beautiful aromatics. This is not lush cab franc but rather great to accompany more delicate dishes.

Feb 5th, 2016
Franny

Not the best franc, a bit cloudy actually

Not the best franc, a bit cloudy actually

Jan 18th, 2016
Julien Dangles

Poivron, fruits rouge, belle longueur (20s +). Très chouette !

Poivron, fruits rouge, belle longueur (20s +). Très chouette !

Aug 6th, 2015
Kristofer Ekström

Har stått ett dygn

Har stått ett dygn

Apr 25th, 2015
Maxwell Cromwell

High on acid, needs to lay down, opened up to more typical rich franc notes.

High on acid, needs to lay down, opened up to more typical rich franc notes.

Jan 7th, 2015