Charles Joguet

Les Petites Roches Chinon Cabernet Franc

8.851 ratings
9.013 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
Severn Goodwin

Nose has chalkboard dust, mashed cherries, raspberry, ripe currant, oak bark, (minor) moist garden soil, milk chocolate bar and moist pipe tobacco.

Palate has crushed cherries, orange peel, ripe black currant, blackberry, graphite and medium tannins. Long finish, amazing bottle this evening.

About two years since our last bottle, doing very, very well this evening, can hold another 6-12Y (2026-32) in proper storage.

Nose has chalkboard dust, mashed cherries, raspberry, ripe currant, oak bark, (minor) moist garden soil, milk chocolate bar and moist pipe tobacco.

Palate has crushed cherries, orange peel, ripe black currant, blackberry, graphite and medium tannins. Long finish, amazing bottle this evening.

About two years since our last bottle, doing very, very well this evening, can hold another 6-12Y (2026-32) in proper storage.

Aug 30th, 2020
Severn Goodwin

Just concluded our annual Fall seclusion into the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again.

Nose of cherry with crushed pits, light green herbs and distant barnyard. Palate is light, but has medium acidity, cherry/raspberry/black currant jam with citrus zest. Medium finish.

Just concluded our annual Fall seclusion into the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again.

Nose of cherry with crushed pits, light green herbs and distant barnyard. Palate is light, but has medium acidity, cherry/raspberry/black currant jam with citrus zest. Medium finish.

Sep 30th, 2018
Erik Helms

Sommelier/Wine & Beer Buyer Whole Foods Oakland

8.9

Chewy, chewy, chewy. Dry and earthy. Deserves good food.

Chewy, chewy, chewy. Dry and earthy. Deserves good food.

Nov 6th, 2015
Tom Kobylarz

Classic producer, classic #cabernetfranc expression.

Classic producer, classic #cabernetfranc expression.

Sep 24th, 2015
Lauren Vance

Buyer Whole Foods Market Oakland

8.6

Nose is bold, unripe cranberries, wet soil, wet bark, much more earth than fruit. Palate is DRY, unfiltered cranberry, tannins are there but not overwhelming. Wine is green, and requires some time.

Nose is bold, unripe cranberries, wet soil, wet bark, much more earth than fruit. Palate is DRY, unfiltered cranberry, tannins are there but not overwhelming. Wine is green, and requires some time.

Jul 24th, 2015
Erik Helms

Sommelier/Wine & Beer Buyer Whole Foods Oakland

8.9

Cranberry, dark plum, touch of pomegranate, picking up slight herbaceous tones. Damp cellar and moist wood also show on nose. Palate reiterates this.

Cranberry, dark plum, touch of pomegranate, picking up slight herbaceous tones. Damp cellar and moist wood also show on nose. Palate reiterates this.

Jul 24th, 2015
Chad Hinds

Disco Joguet...brooding and a little closer off. (2012)

Disco Joguet...brooding and a little closer off. (2012)

Mar 27th, 2015
Ivor

Positive surprise. Nice balance in acidity and frutiness while tertiary flavours are moving forward. Light/medium intensity.

Positive surprise. Nice balance in acidity and frutiness while tertiary flavours are moving forward. Light/medium intensity.

Nov 15th, 2018
JKT
8.8

CVed 2/18/17. First taste of young cab franc. Fresh nose with hints of that green peppers but also wild flowers and minerals. Medium body with Good balance and medium finish that faded.

CVed 2/18/17. First taste of young cab franc. Fresh nose with hints of that green peppers but also wild flowers and minerals. Medium body with Good balance and medium finish that faded.

Feb 19th, 2017
Adrien

2012 en 2016. Équilibré. Ne me raconte rien. Mauvais le lendemain.

2012 en 2016. Équilibré. Ne me raconte rien. Mauvais le lendemain.

Sep 15th, 2016