Hospices de Saumur

Clos Cristal Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc

8.840 ratings
8.87 pro ratings
Saumur-Champigny, Anjou-Saumur, Loire Valley, France
Cabernet Franc
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Sebastian Enste

2011

1 person found it helpfulMar 6th, 2015
Anna Marie Dos Remedios

Tasting a little barnyard Brett, earth and weight to the nice mid palate... Good funk!

Tasting a little barnyard Brett, earth and weight to the nice mid palate... Good funk!

Mar 24th, 2016
Ryan Brazell

Rise Over Run

8.3

Everything is subsumed by Brett here. Pretty disappointing.

Everything is subsumed by Brett here. Pretty disappointing.

Dec 28th, 2015
Maxence Guilluy

Red fruits, cherry red, blackberry, light, lightly tannic :)

Red fruits, cherry red, blackberry, light, lightly tannic :)

Aug 20th, 2015
Kevin Walsh

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

8.9

Needs a few minutes to open up, but earthy raspberries and violets are everywhere.

Needs a few minutes to open up, but earthy raspberries and violets are everywhere.

Mar 4th, 2015
Todd Abrams

Cab Franc that's drinking well.

Cab Franc that's drinking well.

Apr 6th, 2013
Tourswede

2011. Great hang. Sad that they closed!

2011. Great hang. Sad that they closed!

Aug 28th, 2017
Sonal Bhatia

Beautiful

Beautiful

Apr 1st, 2017
Sonal Bhatia

Pleasant and natural, turns from soft manure to mildly inky on day 2. Off the farm.

Pleasant and natural, turns from soft manure to mildly inky on day 2. Off the farm.

Mar 29th, 2017
Oliver Schweitzer

2013 rocks, profound but lithe, captivating.

2013 rocks, profound but lithe, captivating.

Feb 6th, 2016