Domaine Bernard Baudry

Les Grézeaux Chinon Cabernet Franc

9.37 ratings
9.61 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
Josh Morgenthau

Brilliant magenta. Maybe the most delicious young Chinon (or cab franc for that matter) I’ve ever tasted. Pure varietal character with no compromises— all the freshness, lightness and peppery bite one wants— yet with perfect ripeness. And by that I mean this hovers on that magical edge where the grapes must have been picked at the ideal moment, down to the minute, to produce something not just giving but with all sorts of push and pull. Flirtatious, seductive.
The fruit and flowers are achingly fresh: black raspberries, red and black currants, elderberry, violets, roses, fresh herbs, and an ever so slight cocoa sweetness. Spot on acid and the tannins are handled so deftly that you hardly notice.
I can’t get enough of this. Masterful wine, drinking beautifully but should only get better.

Brilliant magenta. Maybe the most delicious young Chinon (or cab franc for that matter) I’ve ever tasted. Pure varietal character with no compromises— all the freshness, lightness and peppery bite one wants— yet with perfect ripeness. And by that I mean this hovers on that magical edge where the grapes must have been picked at the ideal moment, down to the minute, to produce something not just giving but with all sorts of push and pull. Flirtatious, seductive.
The fruit and flowers are achingly fresh: black raspberries, red and black currants, elderberry, violets, roses, fresh herbs, and an ever so slight cocoa sweetness. Spot on acid and the tannins are handled so deftly that you hardly notice.
I can’t get enough of this. Masterful wine, drinking beautifully but should only get better.

1 person found it helpfulNov 14th, 2020
Dasha

Drinking well right out of the gates. Merde well balanced with cool, bramble (boysenberry), dark chocolate and menthol. Might be my favorite vintage of this wine. Yum

Drinking well right out of the gates. Merde well balanced with cool, bramble (boysenberry), dark chocolate and menthol. Might be my favorite vintage of this wine. Yum

May 8th, 2021
Peter Wassam

Yeah we fuckin it up. Smell like a blackberry patch in Montana. For the long haul. Man I love cf

Yeah we fuckin it up. Smell like a blackberry patch in Montana. For the long haul. Man I love cf

Mar 24th, 2021
Ted
9.2

Oh my goodness. Still a bit on the green side. Green pepper, tar, tobacco. Will have to try this in a few years and see how much it has mellowed.

Oh my goodness. Still a bit on the green side. Green pepper, tar, tobacco. Will have to try this in a few years and see how much it has mellowed.

Sep 24th, 2020
Michael Goldstein

Terrific. Earthy, dark fruit. Gorgeous and soulful bouquet.

Terrific. Earthy, dark fruit. Gorgeous and soulful bouquet.

Sep 19th, 2020
Chandan Sharma

Chandan had this 3 months ago

Chandan had this 3 months ago

Feb 27th, 2021
Daniel Leonard

Daniel had this 8 months ago

Daniel had this 8 months ago

Sep 17th, 2020
eltongeoff

eltongeoff had this 4 months ago

eltongeoff had this 4 months ago

Jan 2nd, 2021