Domaine de Pallus

Les Pensées de Pallus Chinon Cabernet Franc

8.9412 ratings
8.886 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
Ellen Clifford

Oh zippy. It is less a hedonist and more and artist. An artist keen on committing to a movement whilst retaining its agency. It has a bit of a funky nose so do the swirl decant dance. Then you’ll have fun earth and every color of pepper and tannins that speak up then stand down yet linger respectfully in the background a like a chaperon who keeps just enough distance. Prob my fave Chinon yet.

Oh zippy. It is less a hedonist and more and artist. An artist keen on committing to a movement whilst retaining its agency. It has a bit of a funky nose so do the swirl decant dance. Then you’ll have fun earth and every color of pepper and tannins that speak up then stand down yet linger respectfully in the background a like a chaperon who keeps just enough distance. Prob my fave Chinon yet.

Aug 18th, 2019
Matt Lasater

Always a fave, classic and of place. No notes for day 1. Day 2: really classic expression to me. Top-notch with its deep black raspberry and currant notes, graphite, crushed chalk, tobacco leaf, smoke, underbrush, porcini, purple flowers, a kiss of brett. The fruit is ripe, has depth, but doesn’t overwhelm the wine at all, great herbal and mineral notes that are really integrated and layered into the wine’s profile. Acid is lip smacking, this has great juiciness and no edgy tartness at all. Tannins have some nice ripeness to them, there’s nice structure but very balanced, could see this being very rewarding 8-10.

Always a fave, classic and of place. No notes for day 1. Day 2: really classic expression to me. Top-notch with its deep black raspberry and currant notes, graphite, crushed chalk, tobacco leaf, smoke, underbrush, porcini, purple flowers, a kiss of brett. The fruit is ripe, has depth, but doesn’t overwhelm the wine at all, great herbal and mineral notes that are really integrated and layered into the wine’s profile. Acid is lip smacking, this has great juiciness and no edgy tartness at all. Tannins have some nice ripeness to them, there’s nice structure but very balanced, could see this being very rewarding 8-10.

Jun 26th, 2019
Alanna Lucas (Nantucket Wine & Spirits)

I haven’t met a Chinon I haven’t liked...almost. This has terrific lavender and rosemary notes. BlackBerry and raspberry, too. The nose alone makes me smile and the palate isn’t too shabby, either.

I haven’t met a Chinon I haven’t liked...almost. This has terrific lavender and rosemary notes. BlackBerry and raspberry, too. The nose alone makes me smile and the palate isn’t too shabby, either.

Apr 4th, 2019
MICHAEL COOPER

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

8.9

A little unbalanced acid and tannin wise. True #cabfranc aromas and better and less expensive than it’s bigger brother which gets lost in a fight with St. Emilion somewhere in between Loire and Oakland. #loirelovlies

A little unbalanced acid and tannin wise. True #cabfranc aromas and better and less expensive than it’s bigger brother which gets lost in a fight with St. Emilion somewhere in between Loire and Oakland. #loirelovlies

Dec 20th, 2018
Jordan Wardlaw

Gorgeous Chinon. Still a beauty on the 4th night.

Gorgeous Chinon. Still a beauty on the 4th night.

Mar 31st, 2018
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

8.4

Very cab francy. Not too old at 10 years though. Still fresh.

Very cab francy. Not too old at 10 years though. Still fresh.

4 people found it helpfulDec 28th, 2014
John Skupny - Lang & Reed Wine Company

What is not to like about an aromatically fresh France with great fruit and lively acid. Nice drink - bring me a flagon & some music!

What is not to like about an aromatically fresh France with great fruit and lively acid. Nice drink - bring me a flagon & some music!

2 people found it helpfulOct 30th, 2015
Blake Walker

Chinon Cab Franc. Medium body, smooth. Bell pepper. Embers.

Chinon Cab Franc. Medium body, smooth. Bell pepper. Embers.

1 person found it helpfulDec 1st, 2018
Todd Abrams

Graphite, hot stones, raspberries, twigs and mulch. Light and fresh.

Graphite, hot stones, raspberries, twigs and mulch. Light and fresh.

1 person found it helpfulApr 7th, 2015
Gregory Fulchiero

Delicious low alcohol chinon - dried flowers and vegetable soup - will seek out

Delicious low alcohol chinon - dried flowers and vegetable soup - will seek out

Oct 25th, 2016