Couly-Dutheil

La Baronnie Madeleine Chinon Cabernet Franc

8.984 ratings
8.917 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 Marie Dos Remedios

Dried cherries. Earth. Chalky tannins. Mineral. Smooth. Long finish.

Dried cherries. Earth. Chalky tannins. Mineral. Smooth. Long finish.

Sep 20th, 2018
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2014 / True to type #Chinon, perhaps a bit stubborn at the moment in taste, with archetypical #cabernetfranc taste, combination of red fruit, minerals, flint.

Vintage 2014 / True to type #Chinon, perhaps a bit stubborn at the moment in taste, with archetypical #cabernetfranc taste, combination of red fruit, minerals, flint.

Aug 25th, 2018
Kristie Tacey

Herbaceous, bell pepper, earth, violets, smoky, brown sugar #1999

Herbaceous, bell pepper, earth, violets, smoky, brown sugar #1999

1 person found it helpfulJul 4th, 2017
Mike Jordan (MJ)

1976

1 person found it helpfulMar 13th, 2015
Palmer Emmitt

Owner/Winemaker Judge Palmer

9.1

So much life. So much balance. So much delicate.

So much life. So much balance. So much delicate.

May 26th, 2016
Allison Lyzenga

Light bodied; tart; flavors of tart raspberries and cassis

Light bodied; tart; flavors of tart raspberries and cassis

Jul 28th, 2015
Meghan Hamilton

Wine Educator Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.3

Love this. Very floral and light fruit. Very elegant.

Love this. Very floral and light fruit. Very elegant.

Jun 24th, 2015
Michael Descamps

Fresh currants, snap peas, peat moss, sweet cinnamon.

Fresh currants, snap peas, peat moss, sweet cinnamon.

May 14th, 2015
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

9.1

Great stuff. Hard to pick up the Pyrazines at this age. Very pleasant Cab Franc.

Great stuff. Hard to pick up the Pyrazines at this age. Very pleasant Cab Franc.

Oct 22nd, 2014
Corey Reis

Our 6th wine in round 2 of our taste of Loire

Our 6th wine in round 2 of our taste of Loire

Apr 11th, 2014