Domaine de Pallus

Les Pensées de Pallus Chinon Cabernet Franc

9.034 ratings
9.16 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
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
Jordan Wardlaw

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

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

Mar 31st, 2018
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
Lee Mauney

Great food wine with “lip smacking acid”. Ripe fruit and Tobacco. Needs time to open up (at least 1 hr).

Great food wine with “lip smacking acid”. Ripe fruit and Tobacco. Needs time to open up (at least 1 hr).

Aug 6th, 2019
CaptainVino!

Slight licorice, violet. $20

Slight licorice, violet. $20

Oct 27th, 2018
Brendan Devine

Date night and some cab franc 👌

Date night and some cab franc 👌

Oct 2nd, 2018
Ken S
8.7

$26, nvwm

$26, nvwm

Jun 11th, 2018
Neal Ferry

Bongo

Bongo

May 5th, 2018
Katie Sturgis

Ruby red in color, aromatic red fruit and mineral on the nose, gripping tannins, zesty acidity. YUM

Ruby red in color, aromatic red fruit and mineral on the nose, gripping tannins, zesty acidity. YUM

Apr 16th, 2018