Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

Les Mémoires Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc

9.313 ratings
9.43 pro ratings
Saumur-Champigny, Anjou-Saumur, Loire Valley, France
Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
John Osborne

Wine Director Raoul's

9.6

The most massive of the haut cuvées, if you can call a 12.5% wine "massive". Possibly the purest expression of Cab Franc I've tasted in 35+ years of buying wines. Deep, dark and brooding at first, then layer after layer of precisely focused flavors unfold. Bravo!

The most massive of the haut cuvées, if you can call a 12.5% wine "massive". Possibly the purest expression of Cab Franc I've tasted in 35+ years of buying wines. Deep, dark and brooding at first, then layer after layer of precisely focused flavors unfold. Bravo!

1 person found it helpfulJun 12th, 2016
Todd Abrams

2014. Young fruit is wound up tight but oh that nose of wet river stones.

2014. Young fruit is wound up tight but oh that nose of wet river stones.

Jan 10th, 2016
Dustin Soiseth

Sales Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

I'm so excited to sell these wines. From 110+ yo vines, displaying more varietal characteristics than the other Cab Francs, with lots of rocks and deep loamy earth. Welcome to the KLWM family, Thierry!

I'm so excited to sell these wines. From 110+ yo vines, displaying more varietal characteristics than the other Cab Francs, with lots of rocks and deep loamy earth. Welcome to the KLWM family, Thierry!

Jul 16th, 2016
Ted
9.7

Just a bunch of ripeness. Plums,cherries. What an effort by Thierry Germain. Well done. Silky soft tannins. Beautiful.

Just a bunch of ripeness. Plums,cherries. What an effort by Thierry Germain. Well done. Silky soft tannins. Beautiful.

Jan 17th, 2020
Alexander Vadas

Savory, something there.

Savory, something there.

May 8th, 2017
Patrick Bogard

Very approachable from the beginning although quite young. A very earthy wet smell and a beautiful magenta color.

Very approachable from the beginning although quite young. A very earthy wet smell and a beautiful magenta color.

Aug 27th, 2016
lessrof

lessrof had this 4 years ago

lessrof had this 4 years ago

Jan 27th, 2016
Clement BAUSSART

Clement had this 10 months ago

Clement had this 10 months ago

Apr 26th, 2019
Nick Mack

Nick had this 2 years ago

Nick had this 2 years ago

Jan 22nd, 2018
Alan Snitow

Alan had this 2 years ago

Alan had this 2 years ago

Jan 6th, 2018