Charles Joguet

Les Varennes du Grand Clos Chinon Cabernet Franc

8.928 ratings
8.98 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
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
Molly Brooks

This man in his funny hat is trying to sell me a bottle full of stems, Bing cherries, roses & dirty dirt. And I'm buying it. #chinon #cabernetfranc

This man in his funny hat is trying to sell me a bottle full of stems, Bing cherries, roses & dirty dirt. And I'm buying it. #chinon #cabernetfranc

Jun 21st, 2015
Clarissa Nagy

Young and vibrant

Young and vibrant

Mar 19th, 2015
Steve Bachmann

Always liked this producer of Chinon. Perfect with Moroccan food too.

Always liked this producer of Chinon. Perfect with Moroccan food too.

Jan 30th, 2015
Gerald Montoya

Raspberry, graphite, cherry, and an ashy finish. A little green pepper on the nose early on but opens to a lot of fruit and mineral. Deep earth and mineral with serious structure. Enjoyable now but definitely needs a little time.

Raspberry, graphite, cherry, and an ashy finish. A little green pepper on the nose early on but opens to a lot of fruit and mineral. Deep earth and mineral with serious structure. Enjoyable now but definitely needs a little time.

Nov 8th, 2014
Ned Gray Creed

Look at my pretty little non-staged photo with the leaning tower of cork. This is a mocha/cocoa dust master. Love the mouthfeel. I might not eat anything tonight so I can just let the taste buds dance on that for the next couple hours.

Look at my pretty little non-staged photo with the leaning tower of cork. This is a mocha/cocoa dust master. Love the mouthfeel. I might not eat anything tonight so I can just let the taste buds dance on that for the next couple hours.

Oct 28th, 2016
Diederik Sjardijn

Pretty decent but not spectacular considering the price

Pretty decent but not spectacular considering the price

Aug 20th, 2016
Doug Scott

Delicate nose, a little spikey tartness but finishes nicely other than something slightly metallic.

Delicate nose, a little spikey tartness but finishes nicely other than something slightly metallic.

Mar 14th, 2016
Spinning_spins

Earth, mushroom, pepper, and herb sprinkled over Cabernet Franc deliciousness.

Earth, mushroom, pepper, and herb sprinkled over Cabernet Franc deliciousness.

Dec 26th, 2015
Michael Mendes

Cherry, tomato stems, graphite and wet earth. My kind of cab franc.

Cherry, tomato stems, graphite and wet earth. My kind of cab franc.

Dec 6th, 2015