Jean-Maurice Raffault

Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc

8.92 ratings
-no 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
Ryan Guy

Needed a couple hours to open... but shines when it gets there. Structured nose of blackberry, cassis, pipe smoke, tar, and green pepper. Not too funky. Bold and rich mouthfeel, with a punch of mid palate acidity partnered by fresh red cherry. Chalky tannins surround and drive a herbaceous finish. Medium weight. Drink or hold.

Needed a couple hours to open... but shines when it gets there. Structured nose of blackberry, cassis, pipe smoke, tar, and green pepper. Not too funky. Bold and rich mouthfeel, with a punch of mid palate acidity partnered by fresh red cherry. Chalky tannins surround and drive a herbaceous finish. Medium weight. Drink or hold.

Dec 9th, 2018
Pooneet Kant

Good but not great Cabernet Franc from Chinon. Nose is pretty nice with good red fruit and earth, but find the palate a smidge too muddled.

Good but not great Cabernet Franc from Chinon. Nose is pretty nice with good red fruit and earth, but find the palate a smidge too muddled.

Nov 23rd, 2018