Domaine Bernard Baudry

Les Grézeaux Chinon Cabernet Franc

9.0389 ratings
9.091 pro ratings
Chinon, Touraine, Loire Valley, France
Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
Ellen Clifford

Decant this bad boy for at least a half hour, give it a big swirl and you’ll get a wine that has an earthy backdrop that lays down in your mouth and plants delicate tannin roots and sprouts blackberries and purple flowers and maybe a red rose. When I finish this bottle, mayhaps I’ll put a rose in it too.

Decant this bad boy for at least a half hour, give it a big swirl and you’ll get a wine that has an earthy backdrop that lays down in your mouth and plants delicate tannin roots and sprouts blackberries and purple flowers and maybe a red rose. When I finish this bottle, mayhaps I’ll put a rose in it too.

Aug 15th, 2019
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

No formal notes but really one of the best Grezeaux. Beautiful balance and freshness. Such purity. Velvety. Outrageous nose.

No formal notes but really one of the best Grezeaux. Beautiful balance and freshness. Such purity. Velvety. Outrageous nose.

Nov 8th, 2018
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
Chris MacLean

I should have bought more. Funk, fruit and stones, beautifully integrated.

I should have bought more. Funk, fruit and stones, beautifully integrated.

Oct 17th, 2017
Morgan Harris

Head Sommelier Aureole New York

9.2

Yes, Clos Rougeard is better, but this is a quarter of the price. Animated red fruits swirl around a dense core of blacker fruits. Red and purple flower perfume abounds. Just enough brett to feel rustic and handmade, and what greenness it has is a pleasant herbal counterpoint to the intensity of the fruit. Ashy-gravel notes abound on the inorganic side. Drink now or hold for 15+. One of the great cabernet franc producers.

Yes, Clos Rougeard is better, but this is a quarter of the price. Animated red fruits swirl around a dense core of blacker fruits. Red and purple flower perfume abounds. Just enough brett to feel rustic and handmade, and what greenness it has is a pleasant herbal counterpoint to the intensity of the fruit. Ashy-gravel notes abound on the inorganic side. Drink now or hold for 15+. One of the great cabernet franc producers.

5 people found it helpfulDec 29th, 2014
Jonathan Troutman

Wine Blogger Jonathan Troutman

9.0

Smells a little bit like garbage and bleu cheese. But in a good way.

Smells a little bit like garbage and bleu cheese. But in a good way.

3 people found it helpfulJan 31st, 2015
Tom Elliot

Founder Northwest Wines

9.0

Starts out funky on the nose and with chewy tannins. I forgot I had this open. Came back to it 8 days later and it's drinking great!

Starts out funky on the nose and with chewy tannins. I forgot I had this open. Came back to it 8 days later and it's drinking great!

2 people found it helpfulSep 14th, 2014
Marshal White

A wine of great purity and finesse

A wine of great purity and finesse

1 person found it helpfulJul 25th, 2017
JB derycke

Nice acidity, medium alcohol, Red fruit and spices, some greens pepper as well

Nice acidity, medium alcohol, Red fruit and spices, some greens pepper as well

1 person found it helpfulOct 10th, 2016