Domaine Bernard Baudry

Les Granges Chinon Cabernet Franc

8.898 ratings
8.915 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
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
Jae Cho

Cranberry bell pepper tobacco

Cranberry bell pepper tobacco

Jun 3rd, 2017
Kaitlin Ohlinger

Fresh, red, green peppercorn, sage. Enjoyable and firm. Maybe forgettable, but very good.

Fresh, red, green peppercorn, sage. Enjoyable and firm. Maybe forgettable, but very good.

Jan 22nd, 2017
Perry Riddle

A textbook example of an entry level Chinon. Just enough funk to give it character.

A textbook example of an entry level Chinon. Just enough funk to give it character.

Jul 10th, 2015
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.8

Black olive and a bit of greenpepper, with the classic pencil lead quality. Nice lean, high acid wine. Needs some food, or maybe some age in the bottle.

Black olive and a bit of greenpepper, with the classic pencil lead quality. Nice lean, high acid wine. Needs some food, or maybe some age in the bottle.

May 12th, 2015
Raymond Domenico

Killer Chinon. Smells like caponata; rotten eggplant and olives so very stinky, but a good thing! Sour cherry with earthy flavors. It smells, it's sour, it's good.

Killer Chinon. Smells like caponata; rotten eggplant and olives so very stinky, but a good thing! Sour cherry with earthy flavors. It smells, it's sour, it's good.

Nov 16th, 2014
David McDuff

Wine Blogger McDuff's Food & Wine Trail, Importer David Bowler Wines

2014

2014

Sep 22nd, 2015
Daniel Bellury

Not a mimosa

Not a mimosa

Jan 21st, 2019