Couly-Dutheil

Clos de l'Olive Chinon Cabernet Franc

9.015 ratings
9.42 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
Terry Seal

Red pepper and black pepper on the nose with stellar acidity. What a delight to drink the stunning vintage!

Red pepper and black pepper on the nose with stellar acidity. What a delight to drink the stunning vintage!

Mar 5th, 2016
Terry Seal

'89 was divine! Red pepper and earthiness in every sip. Perfect match to beef cheeks.

'89 was divine! Red pepper and earthiness in every sip. Perfect match to beef cheeks.

Dec 16th, 2015
Adam Gäfvert

Kvällens vinare för mig. Peak! Tät doft av tjära, gurkskal och mörka bär. Cabernet-bär även i smaken, silade genom grus och järnflis. Riktigt läskande i stilen men med bra stadigt avslut med integrerad tannin.

Kvällens vinare för mig. Peak! Tät doft av tjära, gurkskal och mörka bär. Cabernet-bär även i smaken, silade genom grus och järnflis. Riktigt läskande i stilen men med bra stadigt avslut med integrerad tannin.

Aug 11th, 2019
Pooneet Kant

Very nice aged Chinon. Very aromatic fermented green pepper and green olive on the nose. Precise and pure without funk, with excellent acid and nice smooth integrated tannins. Definitely secondary / tertiary but not over the hill at all. Really enjoyable and a great selection by the somm at Manhatta.

Very nice aged Chinon. Very aromatic fermented green pepper and green olive on the nose. Precise and pure without funk, with excellent acid and nice smooth integrated tannins. Definitely secondary / tertiary but not over the hill at all. Really enjoyable and a great selection by the somm at Manhatta.

Aug 10th, 2018
Philip Dobrin

Peppers and fresh earth

Peppers and fresh earth

Jun 24th, 2018
Eddie Grystar

Silky, beautiful nose. Really good stuff but the tannins come out and fruit fades a lot after a couple hours. Didn’t decant

Silky, beautiful nose. Really good stuff but the tannins come out and fruit fades a lot after a couple hours. Didn’t decant

Apr 23rd, 2018
JKT
9.1

CVed 12/6/16 with 1985. Color darker red than 1985 and less of that vegetative and peppery nose and palate. More fruit and freshness and not as prominent Cab franc nose. But similar savory and earthy and silky qualities. More acidic on palate and firmer finish and length. Will try again later with younger vintages.

CVed 12/6/16 with 1985. Color darker red than 1985 and less of that vegetative and peppery nose and palate. More fruit and freshness and not as prominent Cab franc nose. But similar savory and earthy and silky qualities. More acidic on palate and firmer finish and length. Will try again later with younger vintages.

Dec 7th, 2016
Benoit TABAKA

Despite its 25 years, still very good! Amazing.

Despite its 25 years, still very good! Amazing.

Dec 28th, 2015
Wade Chambers

Wade had this 2 months ago

Wade had this 2 months ago

Jun 20th, 2019
DarkKnight

DarkKnight had this 3 months ago

DarkKnight had this 3 months ago

May 5th, 2019