Domaine Grosbois

Gabare Chinon Cabernet Franc

8.997 ratings
8.921 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
Aschwin de Wolf

Picked a true gem on International Cabernet Franc Day! Beautiful refined cabernet franc aroma without wild yeast run amok. Red fruit, tomato, camphor, and pencil shavings. Tart berries, gravel, and stone. Slightly more body than I am used to. Higher ABV for a Loire cabernet franc but does not taste boozy at all. Dusty tannins and a medium-length bitter chocolate finish. Looking forward to taste this side-by-side with their other cuvee's.

Picked a true gem on International Cabernet Franc Day! Beautiful refined cabernet franc aroma without wild yeast run amok. Red fruit, tomato, camphor, and pencil shavings. Tart berries, gravel, and stone. Slightly more body than I am used to. Higher ABV for a Loire cabernet franc but does not taste boozy at all. Dusty tannins and a medium-length bitter chocolate finish. Looking forward to taste this side-by-side with their other cuvee's.

Dec 4th, 2020
Fredrik Finn

Black and red currants, Tomato vine and crushed stones. Fresh acidity and a moderate grainy grip that encapsulate the fresh currant toned fruit and a stoney canvas through a solid lenght

Black and red currants, Tomato vine and crushed stones. Fresh acidity and a moderate grainy grip that encapsulate the fresh currant toned fruit and a stoney canvas through a solid lenght

Aug 12th, 2020
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Classic Chinon. Black olives, pencil lead, graphite and bell pepper skin. Elevated acidity. Well made!

Classic Chinon. Black olives, pencil lead, graphite and bell pepper skin. Elevated acidity. Well made!

Aug 11th, 2019
Rivka Friedman

Wet forest floor x1000. And leather. Paired with two courses of foraged morels - absolutely perfect.

Wet forest floor x1000. And leather. Paired with two courses of foraged morels - absolutely perfect.

1 person found it helpfulMar 23rd, 2016
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2013 - purple rim, half transparant colour, nice true to type cab franc smell with raspberry and violets, a very lively and refined taste. Made of 40 y old vines and 35 hl/ha yield. #chinon #cabernetfranc #loveit

Vintage 2013 - purple rim, half transparant colour, nice true to type cab franc smell with raspberry and violets, a very lively and refined taste. Made of 40 y old vines and 35 hl/ha yield. #chinon #cabernetfranc #loveit

Mar 19th, 2017
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

8.8

Bright red fruit, leather and striking acidity reminds me more of Sangiovese than cab franc, but still a tasty drink.

Bright red fruit, leather and striking acidity reminds me more of Sangiovese than cab franc, but still a tasty drink.

Jan 6th, 2016
Joe Briand

Super pretty fresh deep franc fruit

Super pretty fresh deep franc fruit

Apr 17th, 2015
Bryan Calandrelli

Regional Editor New York Cork Report

9.0

A little Flintstone vitamin along with some forest and sour cherry. Good weight, tannin and acid.

A little Flintstone vitamin along with some forest and sour cherry. Good weight, tannin and acid.

Feb 4th, 2015
Amritha Surath

Currently having a love affair with Chinon….

Currently having a love affair with Chinon….

Jun 23rd, 2023
Valerie Finley

Rich and elegant. Cocoa notes and deep dark fruits. Medium bodied. Nice finish!

Rich and elegant. Cocoa notes and deep dark fruits. Medium bodied. Nice finish!

Jun 16th, 2023