Charles Joguet

Clos de la Dioterie Chinon Cabernet Franc

9.1155 ratings
9.059 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
Tom Elliot

Founder Northwest Wines

9.3

Beautiful CabFranc!

Beautiful CabFranc!

Jul 25th, 2022
Bob McDonald

One of those aged gems you are sometimes lucky enough to find on a Wine List. Aromas of wilted rose, rosewood furniture, leather and savoury red fruits. Fine powdery Tannins. On the palate medium bodied, fading towards the end after time in decanter finishing with a faint touch of bitterness. A fine example of aged Chinon.

One of those aged gems you are sometimes lucky enough to find on a Wine List. Aromas of wilted rose, rosewood furniture, leather and savoury red fruits. Fine powdery Tannins. On the palate medium bodied, fading towards the end after time in decanter finishing with a faint touch of bitterness. A fine example of aged Chinon.

Jul 30th, 2019
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

9.1

Delicious. Medium weighted and showing tobacco, pine sap, dried dark fruit and raspberry.

Delicious. Medium weighted and showing tobacco, pine sap, dried dark fruit and raspberry.

Jul 20th, 2017
Douglas Braun

I wanted to wait with this wine but it keep staring me in the face - I wish I had waited- violet rim and it opened up with mushrooms and cherry fruit, cedar and perfect balance still a lot of life wish I had waited but it’s awesome 🍷

I wanted to wait with this wine but it keep staring me in the face - I wish I had waited- violet rim and it opened up with mushrooms and cherry fruit, cedar and perfect balance still a lot of life wish I had waited but it’s awesome 🍷

1 person found it helpfulNov 11th, 2019
Emmanuel Cazes

Souple, un peu court

Souple, un peu court

1 person found it helpfulNov 20th, 2016
Steve Matthiasson

Owner/Winemaker Matthiasson Wines

9.5

Tasted 15 Chinons, this was my favorite, a great all around wine, it has that "yummy factor" that kept me coming back. At the end of the day, beautiful aromatics and wonderful texture aside, it is the yumminess that really matters.

Tasted 15 Chinons, this was my favorite, a great all around wine, it has that "yummy factor" that kept me coming back. At the end of the day, beautiful aromatics and wonderful texture aside, it is the yumminess that really matters.

1 person found it helpfulMay 3rd, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

Big and meaty, still a baby in 2015 this 10 year old is drinking so well now but could easily go another 25 easy.

Big and meaty, still a baby in 2015 this 10 year old is drinking so well now but could easily go another 25 easy.

1 person found it helpfulJan 22nd, 2016
JohnQ Boxler

Sales Berkeley Wine Company

10

Goddamn, that man could make some Chinon! Still energetic and detailed. Gosh!

Goddamn, that man could make some Chinon! Still energetic and detailed. Gosh!

1 person found it helpfulOct 27th, 2014
Brian Duffy

Sommelier & Beverage Director The Barrymore Las Vegas

8.8

A wonderfully balanced wine. Red and purple fruit with A vegetal quality. Could be enjoyed alone. But something like a shepherds pie or a rustic dish would make it sing.

A wonderfully balanced wine. Red and purple fruit with A vegetal quality. Could be enjoyed alone. But something like a shepherds pie or a rustic dish would make it sing.

Dec 3rd, 2016
Lauren Brooke

Delicate, pretty and full of cab francy flavor.

Delicate, pretty and full of cab francy flavor.

Sep 25th, 2016