Domaine de Beauséjour

Chinon Cabernet Franc

8.713 ratings
8.92 pro ratings
Chinon, Touraine, Loire Valley, France
Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
Jordan Wardlaw

Good potential for cellaring but still a baby right now. Today showing tart red fruits and very green herbaceous character on the mid palate and finish. Surprisingly grainy and dry tannins for such a low alcohol wine, but I think the acid and the mineral presence enhanced my perception of that. A bit angular and disjointed right now but I feel it has enough primary fruit to develop nicely in bottle over the next 3-5 years.

Good potential for cellaring but still a baby right now. Today showing tart red fruits and very green herbaceous character on the mid palate and finish. Surprisingly grainy and dry tannins for such a low alcohol wine, but I think the acid and the mineral presence enhanced my perception of that. A bit angular and disjointed right now but I feel it has enough primary fruit to develop nicely in bottle over the next 3-5 years.

Jan 26th, 2018
Tom Kobylarz

Elegant and bright, floral and citrus galore, nice acid spine.

Elegant and bright, floral and citrus galore, nice acid spine.

Jun 15th, 2015
Josh Reeder-Esparza

Dusty, raisin & plumb on the nose - not a great deal of character 🤷‍♂️

Dusty, raisin & plumb on the nose - not a great deal of character 🤷‍♂️

Feb 19th, 2018
Zachary Price

Whelp, sorry I’ve neglected you, my fellow winos - I realize now that the wine journey must continue! This is a Cabernet Franc that I had picked up to complete a blind Cab Franc tasting that was unfortunately blindsided by a family cold - nevertheless, it was drunk tonight!

This is a French, Loire Valley, Cabernet Franc - an old world classic. This one is from Chinon, (North of Bordeaux, south of Paris), which unlike the majority of the Loire Valley, produces mainly red wines. Structurally grown on limestone beds, the wines tend to be alkaline and sometimes tannic yielding to wines better drunk young than cellared for decades. Domaine de Beauséjour is a bed and breakfast winery, producing ~120k bottle a year, all Cabernet Franc. This bottle was picked up at the local PCC. Enjoyed with some quesadillas! ~$20 |
#cabfranc #chinon #frenchfriday

On the eyes: Deep ruby, pinking out at the edges, med+ concentration, bright, med tears, no gas, floc present (a bit hazy).

On the nose: floral and a tinge of citrus (think citron peel), herbaceous (think thyme) brought together with rhubarb, and currants, med alcohol.

On the tongue: Med+ tannin, Med+ acid, med alcohol, tight. Tart cherry, red currants, hints of tobacco, finished with a clean mineralty. Would benefit from decanting and drinking with food - a serviceable table wine.

Whelp, sorry I’ve neglected you, my fellow winos - I realize now that the wine journey must continue! This is a Cabernet Franc that I had picked up to complete a blind Cab Franc tasting that was unfortunately blindsided by a family cold - nevertheless, it was drunk tonight!

This is a French, Loire Valley, Cabernet Franc - an old world classic. This one is from Chinon, (North of Bordeaux, south of Paris), which unlike the majority of the Loire Valley, produces mainly red wines. Structurally grown on limestone beds, the wines tend to be alkaline and sometimes tannic yielding to wines better drunk young than cellared for decades. Domaine de Beauséjour is a bed and breakfast winery, producing ~120k bottle a year, all Cabernet Franc. This bottle was picked up at the local PCC. Enjoyed with some quesadillas! ~$20 |
#cabfranc #chinon #frenchfriday

On the eyes: Deep ruby, pinking out at the edges, med+ concentration, bright, med tears, no gas, floc present (a bit hazy).

On the nose: floral and a tinge of citrus (think citron peel), herbaceous (think thyme) brought together with rhubarb, and currants, med alcohol.

On the tongue: Med+ tannin, Med+ acid, med alcohol, tight. Tart cherry, red currants, hints of tobacco, finished with a clean mineralty. Would benefit from decanting and drinking with food - a serviceable table wine.

Dec 9th, 2017
D Maria Halstead

Dry, smoky, rich in color and flavor. Like it

Dry, smoky, rich in color and flavor. Like it

Oct 4th, 2017
Andrew Schirmer

Deep purple, inky. Graphite and earth. High acid--pucker up! Rustic, and not for everybody.

Deep purple, inky. Graphite and earth. High acid--pucker up! Rustic, and not for everybody.

Mar 11th, 2017
Liz O'Neal

Damp, rustic basement vibes. tastes like it was recently unearthed from a cellar - brush off the dust and enjoy.

Post Women's March with Suzie, Hannah S & Erin 💕

Damp, rustic basement vibes. tastes like it was recently unearthed from a cellar - brush off the dust and enjoy.

Post Women's March with Suzie, Hannah S & Erin 💕

Jan 22nd, 2017
Bryce Bannatyne

New Jersey Sales Representative Martin Scott Wines, Ltd

9.0

Bryce had this 2 years ago

Bryce had this 2 years ago

May 4th, 2019
Dennis Sprague

Dennis had this 3 years ago

Dennis had this 3 years ago

Jan 27th, 2018
Alejandro Lopez

Alejandro had this 3 years ago

Alejandro had this 3 years ago

Nov 25th, 2017