Clos des Capucins

Eminence Grise Chinon Cabernet Franc

9.112 ratings
9.24 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
Kim Aliperti

Violet in the nose with a pleasant integration of Bret. Nice texture and concentrated berry flavors.

Violet in the nose with a pleasant integration of Bret. Nice texture and concentrated berry flavors.

Jul 29th, 2015
Kim Aliperti

Violet in the nose with a hint of bret in the best possible way. Nice texture and concentrated berry flavor.

Violet in the nose with a hint of bret in the best possible way. Nice texture and concentrated berry flavor.

Jul 29th, 2015
Gilles de Chambure

Master Sommelier & Educator

9.4

soft and sensusual texture

soft and sensusual texture

Oct 20th, 2013
Chris Walsh

Partner Balanced Wine Selections

Exceptional balance and finesse. Still showing some youthful exuberance when first opened. Three hours in still opening and revealing all its glory.

Exceptional balance and finesse. Still showing some youthful exuberance when first opened. Three hours in still opening and revealing all its glory.

Dec 5th, 2015
Keith Levenberg

This is so neon-bright in the glass that I could easily have taken it for Beaujolais. The magenta color is practically glowing. But once you take a whiff, we're clearly in Chinon, as you get a big smack of tobacco and funky earth scents. On the palate it combines both personalities. It's oozing with bright, primary fruit but not in that generic natural wine "fresh and juicy" fashion - while it's definitely vibrant (and needs a heavy shake to ditch its CO2), it has a rich, saucy density and the fresh fruit isn't here at the expense of the classic Chinon funk.

This is so neon-bright in the glass that I could easily have taken it for Beaujolais. The magenta color is practically glowing. But once you take a whiff, we're clearly in Chinon, as you get a big smack of tobacco and funky earth scents. On the palate it combines both personalities. It's oozing with bright, primary fruit but not in that generic natural wine "fresh and juicy" fashion - while it's definitely vibrant (and needs a heavy shake to ditch its CO2), it has a rich, saucy density and the fresh fruit isn't here at the expense of the classic Chinon funk.

Jun 28th, 2016
Michael Bolinske

Working for me.

Working for me.

Mar 12th, 2016
Mark Williamson

Mark had this 6 years ago

Mark had this 6 years ago

Apr 30th, 2015
Michael Bolinske

Michael had this 4 years ago

Michael had this 4 years ago

Aug 13th, 2017
Robert Baxter

Robert had this 4 years ago

Robert had this 4 years ago

Aug 10th, 2017
Mike Hosmer

Mike had this 5 years ago

Mike had this 5 years ago

Jul 4th, 2016