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Le Bourg Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc

9.618 ratings
9.58 pro ratings
Saumur-Champigny, Anjou-Saumur, Loire Valley, France
Cabernet Franc
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9.0

Medium garnet, smells of cedar, earth and cherries. In the mouth, earthy notes of cherry, hazelnuts, cocoa and tobacco. Great acidity, long finish.

Medium garnet, smells of cedar, earth and cherries. In the mouth, earthy notes of cherry, hazelnuts, cocoa and tobacco. Great acidity, long finish.

3 people found it helpfulApr 11th, 2014
Tim O'Rourke

A great bottle, a bit more open than the last '06 I had a year ago. Should develop nicely for a long time to come. Nose, texture, structure, length--this has it all. No need to hurry on these though.

A great bottle, a bit more open than the last '06 I had a year ago. Should develop nicely for a long time to come. Nose, texture, structure, length--this has it all. No need to hurry on these though.

Sep 17th, 2015
Steven Morgan

Wine Director Formento's

9.6

Wish I had enjoyed this with turkey.

Wish I had enjoyed this with turkey.

Nov 29th, 2013
Betsy Kitchens

Lush smooth with a touch of farm. Ethereal. Like settling into a old comfortable at the end of the evening.

Lush smooth with a touch of farm. Ethereal. Like settling into a old comfortable at the end of the evening.

Apr 28th, 2019
Lewis Chester

2006 vintage. Light ruby hue. Nose to die for: sous-Bois, meat and game, spice and white pepper, smoke and resin. Dark plum and blackberry. More Cote Rotie than Loire. Changing in the glass every few minutes. Huge complexity. On the palate, medium minus alcohol and body, medium plus acidity and concentration and long crisp finish. With Air, it gains weight and length. A wow wine that still seems very youthful. Drink now but could also hold back for another 5 years+. Excellent.

2006 vintage. Light ruby hue. Nose to die for: sous-Bois, meat and game, spice and white pepper, smoke and resin. Dark plum and blackberry. More Cote Rotie than Loire. Changing in the glass every few minutes. Huge complexity. On the palate, medium minus alcohol and body, medium plus acidity and concentration and long crisp finish. With Air, it gains weight and length. A wow wine that still seems very youthful. Drink now but could also hold back for another 5 years+. Excellent.

Oct 3rd, 2017
Antoine Bouchard

Probably one of the greatest wine I've ever tasted. It could've wait a little longer, but it was worth a shot! Great aromas on the nose of noble dust (and not in a bad way). We had to leave it alone for a while so the wine can develop on underbrush notes and lean towards mushroomy, to truffle characters. Very complex, very fresh on the palate as well, we got some red fruits flavors, strawberry, raspberry from 2006... but yet so fresh and so matured! Le Bourg is simply incredible, oh and the finish... you would not believe the length of this wine. Cabernet Franc at its finest! Perfection in a couple of years.
A shame that Nady is retiring soon... someone to takeover?

Probably one of the greatest wine I've ever tasted. It could've wait a little longer, but it was worth a shot! Great aromas on the nose of noble dust (and not in a bad way). We had to leave it alone for a while so the wine can develop on underbrush notes and lean towards mushroomy, to truffle characters. Very complex, very fresh on the palate as well, we got some red fruits flavors, strawberry, raspberry from 2006... but yet so fresh and so matured! Le Bourg is simply incredible, oh and the finish... you would not believe the length of this wine. Cabernet Franc at its finest! Perfection in a couple of years.
A shame that Nady is retiring soon... someone to takeover?

Feb 16th, 2017
Flavio Menezes

Magnum of 2006, long and bright future ahead for this wine!

Magnum of 2006, long and bright future ahead for this wine!

Aug 18th, 2014
jams jerfy

terroirs sf

terroirs sf

Feb 25th, 2013
Syl Sul

2006

2006

May 30th, 2020
Carla Hine

!!!

Aug 13th, 2016