Domaine Filliatreau

Vieilles Vignes Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc

9.033 ratings
9.33 pro ratings
Saumur-Champigny, Anjou-Saumur, 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
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.2

Young and boisterous. Deliciously fruited, herbal and spicy at a young age. Would be interesting to see develop.

Young and boisterous. Deliciously fruited, herbal and spicy at a young age. Would be interesting to see develop.

Mar 13th, 2018
Tom Kobylarz

Juicy and delicious, herbal, pepper, red fruits galore with excellent acidity and supple tannin.

Juicy and delicious, herbal, pepper, red fruits galore with excellent acidity and supple tannin.

Feb 28th, 2016
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

First of 2. Had 3 on release as it was so good. Lovely nose. Herbal. Layered. Chalky. Deep raspberry fruit. Juicy, elegant palate. Good concentration and purity of fruit. A skoche dirty out of the bottle. But I think in 30 minutes this will come together nicely.

First of 2. Had 3 on release as it was so good. Lovely nose. Herbal. Layered. Chalky. Deep raspberry fruit. Juicy, elegant palate. Good concentration and purity of fruit. A skoche dirty out of the bottle. But I think in 30 minutes this will come together nicely.

Apr 20th, 2014
Byron Fuller

Losing its fruit. Still a bit early for meaningful tertiary flavors. Wonderful sappiness.

Losing its fruit. Still a bit early for meaningful tertiary flavors. Wonderful sappiness.

Feb 7th, 2020
Richard Portes

17-. Delightful, refreshing, excellent balance of acidity and fruit, good length.

17-. Delightful, refreshing, excellent balance of acidity and fruit, good length.

Apr 29th, 2017
Philip Dobrin

Earthy and herbal Cabernet franc with 20 years of@age. tasted from magnum.

Earthy and herbal Cabernet franc with 20 years of@age. tasted from magnum.

Jan 16th, 2017
Olivier Schutte

Easy and smooth

Easy and smooth

Feb 28th, 2016
Matt Perlman

Quite dry and stemmy on initial pop but opens up nicely in short order, giving up smokey and gamey black cherry, juicy red berry, pepper and herbal flavors.

Quite dry and stemmy on initial pop but opens up nicely in short order, giving up smokey and gamey black cherry, juicy red berry, pepper and herbal flavors.

Jan 24th, 2016
Kirk Sutherland

Very herbal, almost medicinal. Well maintained acid, and gamey, smokey notes.

Very herbal, almost medicinal. Well maintained acid, and gamey, smokey notes.

Oct 14th, 2015
Richard Portes

17 As good as pure Cab Franc gets. Deep ruby, legs. Green pepper nose. Great fruit, of course with acidity to match. M+ length. Perfect summer wine (serve chilled), went brilliantly with salmon trout..

17 As good as pure Cab Franc gets. Deep ruby, legs. Green pepper nose. Great fruit, of course with acidity to match. M+ length. Perfect summer wine (serve chilled), went brilliantly with salmon trout..

Jul 3rd, 2015