Domaine La Grange Tiphaine

Clef de Sol Cabernet Franc

8.89 ratings
8.61 pro ratings
Amboise, 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
Jason Keefer

Tannic Loire red with cab franc and merlot. Pretty spicy, black pepper, plum, and flint. Good pizza wine!

Tannic Loire red with cab franc and merlot. Pretty spicy, black pepper, plum, and flint. Good pizza wine!

Sep 20th, 2020
Aida Mollenkamp

Black currant with a bit of flint and some green bell pepper

Black currant with a bit of flint and some green bell pepper

Apr 15th, 2020
Dan H
8.7

Anosmia so who knows

Anosmia so who knows

Apr 4th, 2020
Ely Cohn

These La Grange Tiphaine wines (import from Jenny and Francois) are a must. The most nuanced, wild, complex, elegant, unassuming profiles. This is meaty. It has all the bloody iron rich minerals you could ever want. Herbal and mushroomy with screeching grip. The most minimal pyrazine Cab Franc, if green bell pepper isn't your thing.

These La Grange Tiphaine wines (import from Jenny and Francois) are a must. The most nuanced, wild, complex, elegant, unassuming profiles. This is meaty. It has all the bloody iron rich minerals you could ever want. Herbal and mushroomy with screeching grip. The most minimal pyrazine Cab Franc, if green bell pepper isn't your thing.

Feb 10th, 2020
"Odedi"

Beautiful purple/Inky in color with a dark purple rim.

Strong nose of blueberries, bell pepper, black currants, plums, cranberries, earth, vegetables, vinaigrette, acetone, oak, vanilla, licorice, eucalyptus and black pepper.

Full bodied with high acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, bell pepper, tobacco, earth, leather, vegetables, vinaigrette, tobacco, bitter herbs and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with soft tannins and tart strawberries.
A good Cabernet Franc blend from France. Unbalanced, but with nice complexity.
Still young and needs 3 years in the bottle to mature property.

A good food wine that would pair nicely with lamb or duck dishes.

Needs an hour to open up.

A blend of 65% Cabernet Franc and 35% Malbec. Grapes are grown on clay and limestone soils, on 60 year old vines. Fermented in concrete vats and aged in oak barrels.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

Beautiful purple/Inky in color with a dark purple rim.

Strong nose of blueberries, bell pepper, black currants, plums, cranberries, earth, vegetables, vinaigrette, acetone, oak, vanilla, licorice, eucalyptus and black pepper.

Full bodied with high acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, bell pepper, tobacco, earth, leather, vegetables, vinaigrette, tobacco, bitter herbs and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with soft tannins and tart strawberries.
A good Cabernet Franc blend from France. Unbalanced, but with nice complexity.
Still young and needs 3 years in the bottle to mature property.

A good food wine that would pair nicely with lamb or duck dishes.

Needs an hour to open up.

A blend of 65% Cabernet Franc and 35% Malbec. Grapes are grown on clay and limestone soils, on 60 year old vines. Fermented in concrete vats and aged in oak barrels.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

May 18th, 2017
Elian Mathiot

Elian had this 5 years ago

Elian had this 5 years ago

Aug 22nd, 2015
Jeremy Hudson

Jeremy had this 4 years ago

Jeremy had this 4 years ago

Dec 15th, 2016
Beast Ciompinin

Beast had this 4 years ago

Beast had this 4 years ago

Sep 1st, 2016
Kelley Deegan

Kelley had this 6 years ago

Kelley had this 6 years ago

Feb 24th, 2015