Domaine Bernard Baudry

La Croix Boissée Chinon Cabernet Franc

9.0219 ratings
9.148 pro ratings
Chinon, Touraine, Loire Valley, France
Cabernet Franc
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9.3

Incredibly earthy right out of the gate with dark cherry fruit and dried herbs, quite savory and dusty and all the more beautiful for it. Dried sage and river mud linger in the finish with the scent of blackberries.

Incredibly earthy right out of the gate with dark cherry fruit and dried herbs, quite savory and dusty and all the more beautiful for it. Dried sage and river mud linger in the finish with the scent of blackberries.

Mar 28th, 2021
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9.3

Grown on very chalky soils, and aged 24 months in 1- to 3-year-old barrels. Vivid ruby. Expressive, even flamboyant, nose of ripe cherry and berry, kirsch and cassis, and even a touch of chocolate. Open and rather hedonistic for Cabernet Franc, with lots of red and black fruit, and it wows the palate with freshness and swirling acidity. But it’s balanced by dancing notes of chalk, talc and graphite, and great finesse on the finish. (Jason Wilson, Vinous, July 2020)

Grown on very chalky soils, and aged 24 months in 1- to 3-year-old barrels. Vivid ruby. Expressive, even flamboyant, nose of ripe cherry and berry, kirsch and cassis, and even a touch of chocolate. Open and rather hedonistic for Cabernet Franc, with lots of red and black fruit, and it wows the palate with freshness and swirling acidity. But it’s balanced by dancing notes of chalk, talc and graphite, and great finesse on the finish. (Jason Wilson, Vinous, July 2020)

Jul 16th, 2020
Chris MacLean

Pretty special already. For lovers of both hedonistic fruit and hedonistic chalkiness!

Pretty special already. For lovers of both hedonistic fruit and hedonistic chalkiness!

Oct 2nd, 2019
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.9

Tasting group. My 3rd, group 5th. Wood, cherries, plums. Horse manure (blew off).

Tasting group. My 3rd, group 5th. Wood, cherries, plums. Horse manure (blew off).

Jan 22nd, 2019
Jessica Hereth

Sommelier/Wine Director Olympic Provisions

9.3

Uh huh her

Uh huh her

Feb 18th, 2018
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

This was awesome. No formal notes but juicy and melting tannins but still firm structure with outrageous fruit. No rush. But awesome. So awesome.

This was awesome. No formal notes but juicy and melting tannins but still firm structure with outrageous fruit. No rush. But awesome. So awesome.

Sep 12th, 2017
Ian Barry

Bold and super extracted. Bretty too, but in a good way if you believe in such thing. I do :)

Bold and super extracted. Bretty too, but in a good way if you believe in such thing. I do :)

1 person found it helpfulApr 27th, 2014
Jared Heber

Partner Grandes Places Sélections

8.8

Nice Bret

Nice Bret

1 person found it helpfulApr 21st, 2014
Kirk Wallace

On a table with great wine, all showing as well as could be hoped, this was the best red. Awe inspiring. Limestone minerality and integrating fruit. Many years left, but if you can, try a bottle now.

On a table with great wine, all showing as well as could be hoped, this was the best red. Awe inspiring. Limestone minerality and integrating fruit. Many years left, but if you can, try a bottle now.

Oct 30th, 2016
John Skupny - Lang & Reed Wine Company

Choice stuff - starting open up & blossom! Could own 4or5 of these or one bottle of Rougeard, I'll take the Baudry and enjoy now and down the line!

Choice stuff - starting open up & blossom! Could own 4or5 of these or one bottle of Rougeard, I'll take the Baudry and enjoy now and down the line!

Jun 5th, 2016