Domaine Bernard Baudry

Le Clos Guillot Chinon Cabernet Franc

9.017 ratings
9.03 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
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
Kevin Walsh

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

9.2

Some development and Bret here, macerated red fruits with vegetal undertones

Some development and Bret here, macerated red fruits with vegetal undertones

Feb 14th, 2014
Daniel Bloom

Cool soil and tobacco. Fruit tamped down a bit. Tannins very gentle at this age. A beauty.

Cool soil and tobacco. Fruit tamped down a bit. Tannins very gentle at this age. A beauty.

Jun 21st, 2020
AJ Gubser

Nose of dried violet, fire roasted green bell pepper, earth, cherry, iron.

Raspberry, cherry, cranberry, and earth. Still great acidity with dusty, slightly astringent tannin. Love that lingering cranberry bitterness on the finish.

Wonderful stuff with all the classic Loire cab franc notes you know and love. Still a lot of structure there 10 years out. Could go longer to soften out and evolve.

Nose of dried violet, fire roasted green bell pepper, earth, cherry, iron.

Raspberry, cherry, cranberry, and earth. Still great acidity with dusty, slightly astringent tannin. Love that lingering cranberry bitterness on the finish.

Wonderful stuff with all the classic Loire cab franc notes you know and love. Still a lot of structure there 10 years out. Could go longer to soften out and evolve.

Jan 17th, 2020
Blake Walker

Initially dank / musty, but after an hour + in the decanter, it really shined. Killer earthy, herbal notes, red & black cherry & blackberry.

Initially dank / musty, but after an hour + in the decanter, it really shined. Killer earthy, herbal notes, red & black cherry & blackberry.

Dec 12th, 2019
Josh Morgenthau

Beautiful. Just graphite at first on the nose, then blossomed after a few hours into a bouquet of violets, roses, lavender. Ripe acids and silky tannins. Really beautifully composed after 10 years.

Beautiful. Just graphite at first on the nose, then blossomed after a few hours into a bouquet of violets, roses, lavender. Ripe acids and silky tannins. Really beautifully composed after 10 years.

Nov 13th, 2019
Max Einhorn

Medium body, medium tannins...cab franc weediness and earth

Medium body, medium tannins...cab franc weediness and earth

Nov 7th, 2016
Daniel Bloom

The Wooden Cross. A fine, still evolving wine that treads the line of blue and black fruits seamlessly. Tannins still well in force. I could see this going another 7-10 yrs.

The Wooden Cross. A fine, still evolving wine that treads the line of blue and black fruits seamlessly. Tannins still well in force. I could see this going another 7-10 yrs.

Dec 21st, 2015
Diane Kessler

My snowy day wine. It's lean and herbal with a backbone of dark fruit and acidity.

My snowy day wine. It's lean and herbal with a backbone of dark fruit and acidity.

Feb 2nd, 2015
Max Reichwage

Max had this 7 years ago

Max had this 7 years ago

Oct 7th, 2013