Domaine Bernard Baudry

Les Granges Chinon Cabernet Franc

8.718 ratings
8.92 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
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
Greg Giere

Never disappoints

Never disappoints

Dec 14th, 2018
Keith Mattrick

Cabernet Franc from 30something yo vines. Planted on gravel and sand, raised in concrete. Very slight welcoming brett on nose, at first tartly fruity, somewhat vegetal. But it is the rocks and sand that linger. Lean, savory, crunchy. Thanksgiving in the Shire.

Cabernet Franc from 30something yo vines. Planted on gravel and sand, raised in concrete. Very slight welcoming brett on nose, at first tartly fruity, somewhat vegetal. But it is the rocks and sand that linger. Lean, savory, crunchy. Thanksgiving in the Shire.

Dec 3rd, 2017
Garrett Pierce

Sales Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

Primary and slightly reductive with horse saddle and brambly fruit.

Primary and slightly reductive with horse saddle and brambly fruit.

May 7th, 2017
Nico

Herbaceous, dry, somewhat oaky. Not as peppery as many cab francs.

Herbaceous, dry, somewhat oaky. Not as peppery as many cab francs.

Jun 23rd, 2018
Said Medina

Blind tasted. Great vintage, bad timing...Hold, hold, hold!

Blind tasted. Great vintage, bad timing...Hold, hold, hold!

Jul 10th, 2017
David E

Lots of cherry and plum flavors. A touch grapey. Good with ribs, which was not expected.

Lots of cherry and plum flavors. A touch grapey. Good with ribs, which was not expected.

Jun 6th, 2017
Alexis Steinman

Barnyard begets dark fruit in this easy drinking medium bodied beauty. Even tastier alongside our steak tartare

Barnyard begets dark fruit in this easy drinking medium bodied beauty. Even tastier alongside our steak tartare

Apr 20th, 2017
Graham Jenkins

Dry as a bone and strong enough to stand up to a Yemeni spice

Dry as a bone and strong enough to stand up to a Yemeni spice

Feb 10th, 2017
J Schultz

Drinks great. Good balance with a smooth finish.

Drinks great. Good balance with a smooth finish.

Nov 23rd, 2016