Domaine Bernard Baudry

Les Granges Chinon Cabernet Franc

8.8382 ratings
8.979 pro ratings
Chinon, Touraine, Loire Valley, France
Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
Dan R
9.1

Entry-level? Wow. Screaming value

Entry-level? Wow. Screaming value

Sep 30th, 2019
Ian Staub

New vintage - not sure if vintage variation or palate evolving but this is downright drinkable right from the bottle. Flush with ripe wild raspberry and blackberry, purple flowers and fresh green herbs, certainly some Brett and rich earth. Good acid and minimal tannin. Reaction around the table not so friendly - father says too earthy, Meg makes a face. I’m loving it! Enjoyed with reverse-seared NY Strip, heavy rosemary-garlic butter baste.

New vintage - not sure if vintage variation or palate evolving but this is downright drinkable right from the bottle. Flush with ripe wild raspberry and blackberry, purple flowers and fresh green herbs, certainly some Brett and rich earth. Good acid and minimal tannin. Reaction around the table not so friendly - father says too earthy, Meg makes a face. I’m loving it! Enjoyed with reverse-seared NY Strip, heavy rosemary-garlic butter baste.

Sep 30th, 2019
Matt Perlman

Delivers every damn time. Loire cab franc gateway drug

Delivers every damn time. Loire cab franc gateway drug

Jul 19th, 2019
Bob McDonald

Note just typed on Delectable has disappeared so will type again. It will probably turn up sometime in the future. Lunch at Gerard’s Bistro in Brisbane - a delicious Lebanese take on Quail. Aromas of wilted red rose, green capsicum, and fresh Leather. Typical descriptors for Old world Cabernet Franc. Judging by this wine I need to drink more Chinon Cabernet Franc.

Note just typed on Delectable has disappeared so will type again. It will probably turn up sometime in the future. Lunch at Gerard’s Bistro in Brisbane - a delicious Lebanese take on Quail. Aromas of wilted red rose, green capsicum, and fresh Leather. Typical descriptors for Old world Cabernet Franc. Judging by this wine I need to drink more Chinon Cabernet Franc.

May 26th, 2019
Kiley Baker

Certified Specialist of Wine/Educator/Owner of Wine Genie LLC

8.7

I think this is great for the price. Needs a bit of time to open up, and I thought it drank better on day 2. For me, classic tea notes, classic Cab Franc.

I think this is great for the price. Needs a bit of time to open up, and I thought it drank better on day 2. For me, classic tea notes, classic Cab Franc.

Apr 7th, 2019
Ian Staub

Easy drinking yet quite elegant for an entry level bottle. Tart cherry and wild raspberry, mint, pyrazine, pencil shavings. Palate is fruit driven, a touch green and stemmy. Juicy acid and soft restrained tannin. Balanced, quaffable, and with some interest - a perfect weeknight bottle.

Easy drinking yet quite elegant for an entry level bottle. Tart cherry and wild raspberry, mint, pyrazine, pencil shavings. Palate is fruit driven, a touch green and stemmy. Juicy acid and soft restrained tannin. Balanced, quaffable, and with some interest - a perfect weeknight bottle.

Oct 26th, 2018
Mark Eastom

For the price, this overdelivers. Was my favorite cab franc from a flight of three. Full aromatics of strawberry, cherry, minerals, pencil shavings, earth, herbal notes and backed up with great acid. I’ll be getting some of this!

For the price, this overdelivers. Was my favorite cab franc from a flight of three. Full aromatics of strawberry, cherry, minerals, pencil shavings, earth, herbal notes and backed up with great acid. I’ll be getting some of this!

Jan 11th, 2018
Mark Eastom

As always with chinon, this screams cab franc. Pencil lead shavings, earthy funk, wild/chalky raspberry(if that's a thing..), weighty; whilst being light on the palate. Really getting to the point where Loire cab francs are some of my fav wines. And with food, forget about it..

As always with chinon, this screams cab franc. Pencil lead shavings, earthy funk, wild/chalky raspberry(if that's a thing..), weighty; whilst being light on the palate. Really getting to the point where Loire cab francs are some of my fav wines. And with food, forget about it..

Jul 21st, 2017
Daniel P. Drake

The night after Thanksgiving I am still giving thanks to family and friends for the great gifts they bring me. Tonight I have opened the 2015 Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Granges.

On the nose there is roasted red pepper, raspberry sauce, ripe strawberries, some matchbox, herbal notes and a bit of soil background.

On the palate the green bell pepper is ever present, sour cherry, tart raspberry, under ripe plum, an herbal note and crushed gravel.

This wine is medium bodied with medium + acidity, medium smooth tannin that goes into the medium to long tingly finish. Continue having a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

The night after Thanksgiving I am still giving thanks to family and friends for the great gifts they bring me. Tonight I have opened the 2015 Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Granges.

On the nose there is roasted red pepper, raspberry sauce, ripe strawberries, some matchbox, herbal notes and a bit of soil background.

On the palate the green bell pepper is ever present, sour cherry, tart raspberry, under ripe plum, an herbal note and crushed gravel.

This wine is medium bodied with medium + acidity, medium smooth tannin that goes into the medium to long tingly finish. Continue having a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

2 people found it helpfulNov 25th, 2017
Max Kogod

Owner Kogod Wine Merchant

9.3

Soft, fresh, surprisingly ethereal, lighter bodied, and red fruit-driven.

Soft, fresh, surprisingly ethereal, lighter bodied, and red fruit-driven.

1 person found it helpfulMar 5th, 2015