Domaine Bernard Baudry

Le Clos Guillot Chinon Cabernet Franc

9.0198 ratings
9.040 pro ratings
Chinon, Touraine, Loire Valley, France
Cabernet Franc
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9.3

From one of Baudry’s top limestone sites. Aged 12 months in 2- to 5-year-old barrels, then rests for nine months in cement tanks. Still young and rambunctious, very juicy and full of energy, very like Pinot-like. It’s one of the fruitier Baudry expressions, with lots of black and sour cherry, some blackberry and tomato, and light stoniness on the finish. Give this a year or two and it will pay back your patience. (Jason Wilson, Vinous, July 2020)

From one of Baudry’s top limestone sites. Aged 12 months in 2- to 5-year-old barrels, then rests for nine months in cement tanks. Still young and rambunctious, very juicy and full of energy, very like Pinot-like. It’s one of the fruitier Baudry expressions, with lots of black and sour cherry, some blackberry and tomato, and light stoniness on the finish. Give this a year or two and it will pay back your patience. (Jason Wilson, Vinous, July 2020)

Jul 16th, 2020
Chris MacLean

I continue to be a big fan. So balanced and pleasing.

I continue to be a big fan. So balanced and pleasing.

Apr 8th, 2020
Sarah O'Kelley

Red and black fruit, dark earth, brett on nose but clean on palette. Old school chinon 🙌

Red and black fruit, dark earth, brett on nose but clean on palette. Old school chinon 🙌

May 3rd, 2019
Carl Fischer

Herbaceous. Light. Not bad.

Herbaceous. Light. Not bad.

May 31st, 2017
Henry Nurminen

Crunchy red fruit and brisk acidity. My kind of red.

Crunchy red fruit and brisk acidity. My kind of red.

Feb 21st, 2017
Brad Hemmer

Red fruit, dried floral, forest floor. Smooth texture leading to building tannins.

Red fruit, dried floral, forest floor. Smooth texture leading to building tannins.

Apr 1st, 2016
Marshal White

Best food wine you can imagine

Best food wine you can imagine

Dec 26th, 2015
Henry Nurminen

This bottle really hit the spot - I love the crunchy bitterness here. Fruit is just right and the aftertaste is very pleasant. Great!

This bottle really hit the spot - I love the crunchy bitterness here. Fruit is just right and the aftertaste is very pleasant. Great!

Nov 8th, 2015
Yotam Sharon

Consulting Winemaker Gvaot, Miles, Alona; Blogger yotamsharon.com

8.8

As a medium-range Loire Cab franc, this offers excellent value. Clean, earthy/leathery but no Brett. Acidity is tame and the tannins round and savoury; perhaps a bit more depth to the fruit would have been nice.

As a medium-range Loire Cab franc, this offers excellent value. Clean, earthy/leathery but no Brett. Acidity is tame and the tannins round and savoury; perhaps a bit more depth to the fruit would have been nice.

Oct 30th, 2015
Vinny Eng

(3/4) I believe in Zuni chicken! Winner chicken dinner! All the ornaments on the Zuni xmas tree are chickens!

(3/4) I believe in Zuni chicken! Winner chicken dinner! All the ornaments on the Zuni xmas tree are chickens!

Dec 10th, 2014