Cousin-Leduc

Pur Breton Anjou Cabernet Franc

9.1169 ratings
9.220 pro ratings
Anjou, Anjou-Saumur, 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
Andrew Benn

Nonvintage effort from a really respected Loire producer
Has the hint of barnyard that backgrounds all their wines. Fresh with great fruit - alcohol balance
Not complex but interesting; better the second day
LMB ok
Good buy-and-drink choice that requires no cellaring

Nonvintage effort from a really respected Loire producer
Has the hint of barnyard that backgrounds all their wines. Fresh with great fruit - alcohol balance
Not complex but interesting; better the second day
LMB ok
Good buy-and-drink choice that requires no cellaring

1 person found it helpfulNov 6th, 2014
Oliver Pomerantz

Bretty with hints of fresh grass and bandaid notes. Overall this 2010 vintage is interesting vino. Food pairing recommended. Get on it!!!

Bretty with hints of fresh grass and bandaid notes. Overall this 2010 vintage is interesting vino. Food pairing recommended. Get on it!!!

1 person found it helpfulOct 4th, 2014
Amy Atwood

Founder/Owner Amy Atwood Selections

9.6

Red apples, strawberries, crunchy minerals #OlivierCousin

Red apples, strawberries, crunchy minerals #OlivierCousin

1 person found it helpfulSep 24th, 2014
Chris Scanlan

Sales Amy Atwood Imports

9.0

I'm getting this tattoo on one arm and Dirty & Rowdy on t'other.

I'm getting this tattoo on one arm and Dirty & Rowdy on t'other.

1 person found it helpfulApr 18th, 2013
Drew Summers

Sales Northampton Wines

9.2

Natural Wine Devotee, Olivier Cousin (and his horse Joker), cultivates 12 hectares outside Martigne Briand. The vineyards accommodate Cabernet Franc, Gamay, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Grolleau. This particular effort displays a marriage of Fruit/Brett/Pyrazine that set off Roasted Chicken & Grilled Vegetables...

Natural Wine Devotee, Olivier Cousin (and his horse Joker), cultivates 12 hectares outside Martigne Briand. The vineyards accommodate Cabernet Franc, Gamay, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Grolleau. This particular effort displays a marriage of Fruit/Brett/Pyrazine that set off Roasted Chicken & Grilled Vegetables...

Jul 4th, 2016
Richard Schnitzlein

Yes, a Brett bomb and VA, but the fruit on this is explosive! A satisfying lighter red that had me entranced.

Yes, a Brett bomb and VA, but the fruit on this is explosive! A satisfying lighter red that had me entranced.

Jan 16th, 2016
Reid Kinnett

Interesting wine. Brett is super dominant at first, with reductive notes in the wing. With some decanting, the franc notes begin to emerge--pretty roses, graphite, dried cranberries, and raspberries join the bandaid party. Fun share for the right crowd!

Interesting wine. Brett is super dominant at first, with reductive notes in the wing. With some decanting, the franc notes begin to emerge--pretty roses, graphite, dried cranberries, and raspberries join the bandaid party. Fun share for the right crowd!

Apr 27th, 2015
Matt Krueger

Vibrant and bright can franc with some serious barnyard.

Vibrant and bright can franc with some serious barnyard.

Mar 3rd, 2015
Tony Salazar

Just found my new wine. Just of the wall

Just found my new wine. Just of the wall

Feb 4th, 2015
Pooneet K

Surprisingly one of the better wines I’ve had in a bit, at Hen of the Woods in Burlington, VT. Would not have guessed it was just 2 years old. The red and black fruit on the nose is great, and it expresses a lot of earthy / grassy notes on the palate. Perfect acidity on the finish, and excellent with a very good fatty ribeye. Very nice!

Surprisingly one of the better wines I’ve had in a bit, at Hen of the Woods in Burlington, VT. Would not have guessed it was just 2 years old. The red and black fruit on the nose is great, and it expresses a lot of earthy / grassy notes on the palate. Perfect acidity on the finish, and excellent with a very good fatty ribeye. Very nice!

May 26th, 2019