Domaine Bernard Baudry

La Croix Boissée Chinon Cabernet Franc

8.921 ratings
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Chinon, Touraine, Loire Valley, France
Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
Adriana Fabbro

Brett city at first, but blew off with time and became more floral, herbal and pleasant. Smoked cherry, concentrated dark fruit, black pepper, green bell pepper, graphite, tobacco. Nice acidity. Supple, slightly chalky tannins.
Enjoyed with ash rind goat cheese from the Loire, homemade mushroom pate and thin mints. Believe it or not, the final pairing actually worked.

Brett city at first, but blew off with time and became more floral, herbal and pleasant. Smoked cherry, concentrated dark fruit, black pepper, green bell pepper, graphite, tobacco. Nice acidity. Supple, slightly chalky tannins.
Enjoyed with ash rind goat cheese from the Loire, homemade mushroom pate and thin mints. Believe it or not, the final pairing actually worked.

Feb 18th, 2020
Riddley Walker

Сухая чёрная смородина, молодая вишня, свекла, легкий овощной тон, мел, чёрный перец горошком, графит, едва ощутимый след марганцовки. Среднее тело с пульсирующей кислотностью и аккуратными танинами. Ещё очень молодо и первично, концентрированно, с хорошими глубиной и структурой, но пока без элегантности, напряжённо и немного на нервах. С потенциалом. Стоит дать подышать. Интересно перепробовать через несколько лет.

Сухая чёрная смородина, молодая вишня, свекла, легкий овощной тон, мел, чёрный перец горошком, графит, едва ощутимый след марганцовки. Среднее тело с пульсирующей кислотностью и аккуратными танинами. Ещё очень молодо и первично, концентрированно, с хорошими глубиной и структурой, но пока без элегантности, напряжённо и немного на нервах. С потенциалом. Стоит дать подышать. Интересно перепробовать через несколько лет.

Jan 2nd, 2018
Olivier Huguenin

Il y a un peu de réduction, mais ça reste toujours un vin très agréable qui descend tout seul

Il y a un peu de réduction, mais ça reste toujours un vin très agréable qui descend tout seul

Nov 27th, 2017
Said Medina

Another great classic expression of Loire Cab Franc, with nothing to hope for but time. Blind tasted.

Another great classic expression of Loire Cab Franc, with nothing to hope for but time. Blind tasted.

Jul 10th, 2017
Anthony Lombardi

Nose is mostly reduction on open. A full bodied take on Cab Franc, plenty of cool blue fruit to accent the tart cherry notes. Structured, but opens up pretty quickly. Decant it ahead of time to deal with that reductive nose.

Nose is mostly reduction on open. A full bodied take on Cab Franc, plenty of cool blue fruit to accent the tart cherry notes. Structured, but opens up pretty quickly. Decant it ahead of time to deal with that reductive nose.

Jun 8th, 2017
Austen Ito

Black pepper, blackberries, plums, oak, baking spices, pencil lead and neatness. Med+ body, acidity and tannin. Long finish. This is just a baby!

Black pepper, blackberries, plums, oak, baking spices, pencil lead and neatness. Med+ body, acidity and tannin. Long finish. This is just a baby!

Nov 11th, 2016
Joe Weinberger

Great intensity--will be something truly special with more bottle age. From our tasting at Domaine Bernard Baudry in Chinon.

Great intensity--will be something truly special with more bottle age. From our tasting at Domaine Bernard Baudry in Chinon.

Jun 26th, 2016
Filippo Bevilacqua

Stinky but delicious. Definitely a bigger chinon than most. Can't wait to see how it develops.....

Stinky but delicious. Definitely a bigger chinon than most. Can't wait to see how it develops.....

Mar 30th, 2016
Rene Van De Beek

Rene had this a year ago

Rene had this a year ago

Jun 21st, 2021
Rene Van De Beek

Rene had this 4 years ago

Rene had this 4 years ago

Aug 25th, 2018