Charles Joguet

Les Varennes du Grand Clos Chinon Cabernet Franc

9.0159 ratings
9.170 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
Anna Vocaturo

Funky, bloody, sour cherry , black olives, bell pepper, black pepper, burnt rubber -

Funky, bloody, sour cherry , black olives, bell pepper, black pepper, burnt rubber -

Jul 16th, 2019
Matt Duncan

Falafel and hummus!

Falafel and hummus!

Apr 21st, 2019
Lyn Farmer

Medium purple color with medium intensity developing aromas of raspberry violet black pepper, green pepper and blackberry. Dry with medium (+) tannins, medium (+) acidity, medium alcohol. Medium (+) intensity flavors of black berry, leather, black tea, smoke and flint. Long finish and very good quality. Can drink now but has potential for further aging.

Medium purple color with medium intensity developing aromas of raspberry violet black pepper, green pepper and blackberry. Dry with medium (+) tannins, medium (+) acidity, medium alcohol. Medium (+) intensity flavors of black berry, leather, black tea, smoke and flint. Long finish and very good quality. Can drink now but has potential for further aging.

Apr 3rd, 2019
William Gordon

Mellow. Well structured for a cab franc. Little bit of cab sauv? Cherry notes come through a mineral rich nose.

Mellow. Well structured for a cab franc. Little bit of cab sauv? Cherry notes come through a mineral rich nose.

3 people found it helpfulJul 13th, 2014
Jasmine Hirsch

Sales & Marketing Hirsch Vineyards, founder In Pursuit of Balance

9.1

Yoda loves the cab franc.

Yoda loves the cab franc.

2 people found it helpfulNov 24th, 2015
Dan Fredman

Chef Sommelier World of Pinot Noir

8.5

1996 Charles Joguet Varenes own-rooted bottling is showing its age more than the regular cuvee. Earth and iodine,lacks mid palate breadth and overall charm. Not awful, but not overly pleasurable either, and not in the same category of the last bottle I tasted about 5 years ago.

1996 Charles Joguet Varenes own-rooted bottling is showing its age more than the regular cuvee. Earth and iodine,lacks mid palate breadth and overall charm. Not awful, but not overly pleasurable either, and not in the same category of the last bottle I tasted about 5 years ago.

Dec 31st, 2016
Austin Beeman

A wonder that this wine shows this kind of life. So well balanced with notes of fruitcake and toasted green peppers. Lots of spice and a very long finish.

A wonder that this wine shows this kind of life. So well balanced with notes of fruitcake and toasted green peppers. Lots of spice and a very long finish.

Dec 23rd, 2016
Fredrik Johansson

Winemaker Staglin Family Vineyard

9.6

Damn. You had me fooled. You had me at hello... Fruit. Power. Balance. Length. What more u want?

Damn. You had me fooled. You had me at hello... Fruit. Power. Balance. Length. What more u want?

Dec 5th, 2016
Rajat Parr

Founder Sandhi Wines & Domaine de la Côte, Evening Lands Vineyards, Seven Springs & Maison l'Oree

9.6

Franc de Piec

Franc de Piec

Dec 2nd, 2016
Lauren Brooke

Delicate, pretty and full of cab francy flavor.

Delicate, pretty and full of cab francy flavor.

Sep 25th, 2016