Olga Raffault

Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc

9.456 ratings
9.422 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
Jeff Loo

Screaming good aged cab franc. Pristine btl off the list at Atera

Screaming good aged cab franc. Pristine btl off the list at Atera

Jul 7th, 2019
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
jams jerfy

watermelon jolly rancher, cherry jolly rancher, cedar shingle and mushroom. if that sounds bad to you then you're missing the point.

watermelon jolly rancher, cherry jolly rancher, cedar shingle and mushroom. if that sounds bad to you then you're missing the point.

6 people found it helpfulDec 17th, 2015
Tom Kobylarz

Proof that one does NOT have to spend a lot of money to acquire wines that will age gracefully into a beautifully mature wine 36 years of age. The usual pepper note is there that tells you are with a Cabernet Franc from #chinon, but the real beauty unfurls with the elegant spices of tobacco leaf and old leather, notes of forest floor, subtle mint, dried red currant and cassis fruits. Simply beautiful and I will now go buy a case of 2010 and say goodbye to it in storage for at least ten years. $20-25 retail for the recent vintages. #1979 #smashingpumpkins #raffault

Proof that one does NOT have to spend a lot of money to acquire wines that will age gracefully into a beautifully mature wine 36 years of age. The usual pepper note is there that tells you are with a Cabernet Franc from #chinon, but the real beauty unfurls with the elegant spices of tobacco leaf and old leather, notes of forest floor, subtle mint, dried red currant and cassis fruits. Simply beautiful and I will now go buy a case of 2010 and say goodbye to it in storage for at least ten years. $20-25 retail for the recent vintages. #1979 #smashingpumpkins #raffault

4 people found it helpfulDec 17th, 2015
Justin Timsit, MS

Wine Director, The Rittenhouse

9.8

Exciting to see how well these wines age and how incredibly affordable they are.

Exciting to see how well these wines age and how incredibly affordable they are.

1 person found it helpfulDec 11th, 2015
Austin Hohnke

1979. Delicate. Nuanced. Sublime. Cedar and bell pepper tones. Just a hint of tannin. Soft mouthfeel. This wine begs you to examine and investigate.

1979. Delicate. Nuanced. Sublime. Cedar and bell pepper tones. Just a hint of tannin. Soft mouthfeel. This wine begs you to examine and investigate.

Apr 26th, 2017
Casey Curbow

Sales Associate Windsor Wine Merchants

9.0

Sediment and still kicking.

Sediment and still kicking.

Oct 23rd, 2016
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.3

On 🔥🔥🔥

On 🔥🔥🔥

Aug 4th, 2016
Mark Lindzy

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 all cylinders firing!

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 all cylinders firing!

Nov 18th, 2015
Mark Lindzy

1979 drinking about as well as can be expected. Fully mature, with deep savory flavors and aromas. Cork was saturated as you can see, but still lively on the tongue. Thanks for sharing Tim!

1979 drinking about as well as can be expected. Fully mature, with deep savory flavors and aromas. Cork was saturated as you can see, but still lively on the tongue. Thanks for sharing Tim!

May 21st, 2015