Domaine Filliatreau

Vieilles Vignes Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc

9.040 ratings
9.34 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
Randy Fuller

This Cabernet Franc wine is dark in color, as well as in smell and taste. The aromas are in the red fruit area, but a bit on the dark side. Cherry, black cherry, raspberry and black pepper come forth persistently. On the palate, the darkness continues. Cherry and cassis are joined by herbs and spices and a firm tannic structure. This is a wine that was made to pair with lamb, or so it seems, anyway. By the way, it was vinified and aged completely in stainless steel.

This Cabernet Franc wine is dark in color, as well as in smell and taste. The aromas are in the red fruit area, but a bit on the dark side. Cherry, black cherry, raspberry and black pepper come forth persistently. On the palate, the darkness continues. Cherry and cassis are joined by herbs and spices and a firm tannic structure. This is a wine that was made to pair with lamb, or so it seems, anyway. By the way, it was vinified and aged completely in stainless steel.

Oct 14th, 2023
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
Jon Ebsworth

Mellow cab Franc with roast quail

Mellow cab Franc with roast quail

Jun 17th, 2023
Richard Portes

16.5+

Apr 19th, 2021
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