Olga Raffault

Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc

9.11600 ratings
9.2533 pro ratings
Chinon, Touraine, Loire Valley, France
Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.4

Quite elegantly red fruited, a bit of musk and savory notes, but surprisingly primary. Compared to the ‘89, this is lighter in structure, almost airy, but with years of life left.

Quite elegantly red fruited, a bit of musk and savory notes, but surprisingly primary. Compared to the ‘89, this is lighter in structure, almost airy, but with years of life left.

Jul 21st, 2018
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.3

Deep red, light green, brambly fruit core, remarkably fresh and wide aromatics and flavors, quite youthful. Less graphite than I’d have imagined, more pure fruit. In the zone.

Deep red, light green, brambly fruit core, remarkably fresh and wide aromatics and flavors, quite youthful. Less graphite than I’d have imagined, more pure fruit. In the zone.

Jul 21st, 2018
Daniel McGeough

Wow 😮

Wow 😮

Jul 2nd, 2018
Beau Carson

Gorgeous and evocative. Tobacco, violets, roses, tart cherry, and so much Earth.

Gorgeous and evocative. Tobacco, violets, roses, tart cherry, and so much Earth.

May 31st, 2018
Jay Kline

Fresh, zippy black currants and game. Pretty tannic still.

Fresh, zippy black currants and game. Pretty tannic still.

Mar 21st, 2018
Tracy Hall

Decant and enjoy! Smooth with a great backbone. Blue fruits violets and very clean.

Decant and enjoy! Smooth with a great backbone. Blue fruits violets and very clean.

Mar 5th, 2018
Lee Pitofsky

Floral with red and black fruits and exotic spices on the nose. Medium/plus acidity and firm tannins. Alcohol is medium with visible legs. Body is medium/plus. On the palate, notes of red cherries and cranberry with some spices and a long finish.

Floral with red and black fruits and exotic spices on the nose. Medium/plus acidity and firm tannins. Alcohol is medium with visible legs. Body is medium/plus. On the palate, notes of red cherries and cranberry with some spices and a long finish.

Jan 9th, 2018
Tracy Hall

Polished (decanted for 1 hour) with a floral nose and smooth black fruits finish. Paired well with braised lamb shanks ala Rajat Par. SS

Polished (decanted for 1 hour) with a floral nose and smooth black fruits finish. Paired well with braised lamb shanks ala Rajat Par. SS

Oct 2nd, 2017
Palmer Emmitt

Owner/Winemaker Judge Palmer

9.1

As usual this Olga Raffael Chinon does not disappoint. It has just a bit of charming brett-y funk, and really pretty sour red fruit and tomato character that is just barely on the correct side of the ripe vs unripe fulcrum.

As usual this Olga Raffael Chinon does not disappoint. It has just a bit of charming brett-y funk, and really pretty sour red fruit and tomato character that is just barely on the correct side of the ripe vs unripe fulcrum.

Oct 1st, 2017
Vincent Seufert

My Labor Day wine. Sad to see summer come to an end but alway looking forward to fall, which this wine is perfect for.

My Labor Day wine. Sad to see summer come to an end but alway looking forward to fall, which this wine is perfect for.

Sep 5th, 2017