Famille Grosbois

Gabare Chinon Cabernet Franc

8.935 ratings
8.84 pro ratings
Chinon, Touraine, Loire Valley, France
Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.0

Deep purplish ruby red. Very stinky attack on the nose that wore off with around 10 minutes in the glass. Tons of bell peppers with a little bit of dark cocoa and perfumes notes in the finish. Dark attack on the palate with smooth yet moderate tannins (6.5/10). Solid layers starting with greenery on the palate with dried red cherries and earthy undertones. Medium bodied with a dry and lengthy finish. Drink till 2025.

Deep purplish ruby red. Very stinky attack on the nose that wore off with around 10 minutes in the glass. Tons of bell peppers with a little bit of dark cocoa and perfumes notes in the finish. Dark attack on the palate with smooth yet moderate tannins (6.5/10). Solid layers starting with greenery on the palate with dried red cherries and earthy undertones. Medium bodied with a dry and lengthy finish. Drink till 2025.

Jan 20th, 2017
Richard Poulin

Couleur intense semblable au Clos du Noyer. Prune noire, framboise / cerises noires. M'a semblé moins complexe que le Clos du Noyer, moins complet et moins long en bouche. Très satisfaisant.

Couleur intense semblable au Clos du Noyer. Prune noire, framboise / cerises noires. M'a semblé moins complexe que le Clos du Noyer, moins complet et moins long en bouche. Très satisfaisant.

Jan 27th, 2021
Fabian Kühlhorn

Blackcurrant, blackcurrant leaf, bell pepper, fresh herbs and good structure.

Blackcurrant, blackcurrant leaf, bell pepper, fresh herbs and good structure.

Feb 27th, 2019
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A nice masculine Franc with fruits of pomegranate, dark cherry, and cassis. Sage, black pepper, some cloves, and decent amount of oak involved. I feel like an entire lack of minerality, a bit much on the oak, and a lack of any dramatic notes left me to score this this where I did. The grape clones used are fantastic.. the resources and talent of the winemaker leave me hoping their process is tweaked in the future. Can still age a few years.

A nice masculine Franc with fruits of pomegranate, dark cherry, and cassis. Sage, black pepper, some cloves, and decent amount of oak involved. I feel like an entire lack of minerality, a bit much on the oak, and a lack of any dramatic notes left me to score this this where I did. The grape clones used are fantastic.. the resources and talent of the winemaker leave me hoping their process is tweaked in the future. Can still age a few years.

Apr 14th, 2017
Jefferson Rich

Smooth mouthfeel and moderate tannins. Very balanced. Decanted for one hour. Aroma of freshly cut grass and blackberry. This pairs great with manchego or idiazabal cheeses, or with smoked fish.

Smooth mouthfeel and moderate tannins. Very balanced. Decanted for one hour. Aroma of freshly cut grass and blackberry. This pairs great with manchego or idiazabal cheeses, or with smoked fish.

Mar 29th, 2017
Fabian Kühlhorn

Körsbär, hallon, vinbär, pepprighet och mineral. Fin len struktur. Lätt fatat. Favoritstil!

Körsbär, hallon, vinbär, pepprighet och mineral. Fin len struktur. Lätt fatat. Favoritstil!

Aug 12th, 2016
Sean Coetzee

Blackcurrant with hints of toasted bread. Got great acidity with underlying slatey minerality.

Blackcurrant with hints of toasted bread. Got great acidity with underlying slatey minerality.

Aug 26th, 2015
Marek Svanda

Goodish. Rather average. Smell of freshly bought tobacco. Same taste as smell. It's good... But. Tastes as if more alcoholic than it actually is. Needs air! Let. It. Breath!

Goodish. Rather average. Smell of freshly bought tobacco. Same taste as smell. It's good... But. Tastes as if more alcoholic than it actually is. Needs air! Let. It. Breath!

May 6th, 2015
Joe Keith

There is a reason this a blending grape. It's a bit harsh by itself.

There is a reason this a blending grape. It's a bit harsh by itself.

Dec 14th, 2012
Hai Tran

Hai had this 5 years ago

Hai had this 5 years ago

Aug 10th, 2016