Olga Raffault

Les Barnabés Chinon Cabernet Franc

8.825 ratings
8.94 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
Andrew Lohse

Dark fruit, black raspberry. Salinity. Underbrush. Med+ body and good proportions

Dark fruit, black raspberry. Salinity. Underbrush. Med+ body and good proportions

Jan 9th, 2018
J D
8.8

Taut structure, but still lithe, with bright juicy red fruits and spice

Taut structure, but still lithe, with bright juicy red fruits and spice

Mar 15th, 2016
Anne BB

Wonderful dinner wine

Wonderful dinner wine

Apr 26th, 2019
Peter James

#BHM ✊🏾

#BHM ✊🏾

Mar 3rd, 2018
Berg

Not as good as the Picasses, but still pretty damn good for $17

Not as good as the Picasses, but still pretty damn good for $17

Sep 3rd, 2016
Charles Saumade

Au nez, on sent un peu la verdeur, mais du côté typique du Cabernet Franc. Le poivron vert est bien présent en bouche. Très typique du cépage et de l'appellation, exactement ce que je recherchais pour bien me former.

Au nez, on sent un peu la verdeur, mais du côté typique du Cabernet Franc. Le poivron vert est bien présent en bouche. Très typique du cépage et de l'appellation, exactement ce que je recherchais pour bien me former.

Jul 26th, 2016
Dart Parker

Yup! Lotta green in this one - works well with steak & herbs, ya hurd?

Yup! Lotta green in this one - works well with steak & herbs, ya hurd?

May 15th, 2016
Shade Kling

Oh, Olga. Such soft, sexy Chinon.

Oh, Olga. Such soft, sexy Chinon.

Mar 24th, 2016
Dewi Drupadi

A nice young wine. But non-descript apart from high tannin content. The half bottle we had probably whetted our apetite for the Bordeaux we had after. Extra points for being environmentally friendly - not sure how though (the French on the labeling was difficult to fully decipher).

A nice young wine. But non-descript apart from high tannin content. The half bottle we had probably whetted our apetite for the Bordeaux we had after. Extra points for being environmentally friendly - not sure how though (the French on the labeling was difficult to fully decipher).

Aug 13th, 2015
James Elliott

2013

Aug 6th, 2015