Domaine Bernard Baudry

Les Grézeaux Chinon Cabernet Franc

9.0378 ratings
9.192 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
Chris MacLean

A little disjointed. Not up to the level of previous bottles.

A little disjointed. Not up to the level of previous bottles.

Jan 9th, 2024
Matt Perlman

First bottle of this was off but this one made up for it. Juicy blackberry, dried herbs, peppercorn, tomato leaf, soil tones, fine grained tannins. No trace of brett. Brilliant cab franc, completely ready

First bottle of this was off but this one made up for it. Juicy blackberry, dried herbs, peppercorn, tomato leaf, soil tones, fine grained tannins. No trace of brett. Brilliant cab franc, completely ready

Dec 20th, 2022
Matt Perlman

Flawed, on to the next one

Flawed, on to the next one

Dec 9th, 2022
Josh Morgenthau

Really pretty, joyful on the palate. Intensely fresh red fruits, and pink peppercorn spice with a whiff of violet and gentle pencil shavings. Not as ripe as the gorgeous 2018 but this has great lightness, liveliness and structure. A little bitterness on the finish makes this a bit more complicated.

Really pretty, joyful on the palate. Intensely fresh red fruits, and pink peppercorn spice with a whiff of violet and gentle pencil shavings. Not as ripe as the gorgeous 2018 but this has great lightness, liveliness and structure. A little bitterness on the finish makes this a bit more complicated.

Dec 23rd, 2021
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9.3

Sourced from a single vineyard located at the bottom of Chinon's slope on alluvial/clay soils, the 2019 Chinon Les Grézeaux is currently a bit shy in terms of revealing its fruit flavors. It’s also a hint reductive with its smoky bacon characters, but that's unimportant. What matters is the core of fruit and excellent focus. It's very relaxed and fluid with mouthwatering acidity. The tannins are more serious than the front and midpalate would have suggested and betray a little grittiness. Aged 15 months in cement, this could be opened in one to two years, but the concentration and structure offer drinking over a decade. (Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous, October 2021)

Sourced from a single vineyard located at the bottom of Chinon's slope on alluvial/clay soils, the 2019 Chinon Les Grézeaux is currently a bit shy in terms of revealing its fruit flavors. It’s also a hint reductive with its smoky bacon characters, but that's unimportant. What matters is the core of fruit and excellent focus. It's very relaxed and fluid with mouthwatering acidity. The tannins are more serious than the front and midpalate would have suggested and betray a little grittiness. Aged 15 months in cement, this could be opened in one to two years, but the concentration and structure offer drinking over a decade. (Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous, October 2021)

Oct 8th, 2021
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2017 | paired with meatpie

Vintage 2017 | paired with meatpie

Oct 3rd, 2021
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2017 | Very lean and elegant wine. Drinks very easy, no frayed edges, supple and friendly. Very curious how this wine will develop. | Paired with veal meat

Vintage 2017 | Very lean and elegant wine. Drinks very easy, no frayed edges, supple and friendly. Very curious how this wine will develop. | Paired with veal meat

Dec 13th, 2020
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

Tobacco, gravel, smoke, red berry fruit, dead moist leaves, superb minerals. Superb freshness and pure deep fruit. Savory and super pure. Perfectly judged opulence. Very juicy. Great

Tobacco, gravel, smoke, red berry fruit, dead moist leaves, superb minerals. Superb freshness and pure deep fruit. Savory and super pure. Perfectly judged opulence. Very juicy. Great

May 18th, 2020
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.5

More notes later. Stunning.

Day 2 notes - smokey gravel, so pure, black fruits, some herbs, palate is soft and gravelly with exquisite balance and purity. Very fresh and lovely ripe and elegant tannins. A beauty.

More notes later. Stunning.

Day 2 notes - smokey gravel, so pure, black fruits, some herbs, palate is soft and gravelly with exquisite balance and purity. Very fresh and lovely ripe and elegant tannins. A beauty.

Aug 12th, 2018
Kiley Baker

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

9.2

Love love loved this producer

Love love loved this producer

Feb 22nd, 2018