Olga Raffault

La Singuliere Chinon Cabernet Franc

9.21 ratings
9.21 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
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9.2

A selection from the Picasse vineyard, the 2012 Chinon La Singulière has greater oak influence than the Picasse cuvée, being aged for two years in 600-liter foudres. The nose is focused and fine with brooding characters. It expands beautifully in the mouth, offering plenty of substance without verging on heaviness. There are no angles to this wine, but plentiful tannins provide power on the finish. There's a slight element of dryness, potentially derived from the fermentation and extended maturation in oak. Scented and smoky on the finish, with black cherry flavors lingering long. This needs food but can be enjoyed now for its spicy, savory nature. (Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous, October 2021)

A selection from the Picasse vineyard, the 2012 Chinon La Singulière has greater oak influence than the Picasse cuvée, being aged for two years in 600-liter foudres. The nose is focused and fine with brooding characters. It expands beautifully in the mouth, offering plenty of substance without verging on heaviness. There are no angles to this wine, but plentiful tannins provide power on the finish. There's a slight element of dryness, potentially derived from the fermentation and extended maturation in oak. Scented and smoky on the finish, with black cherry flavors lingering long. This needs food but can be enjoyed now for its spicy, savory nature. (Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous, October 2021)

Oct 7th, 2021