Olga Raffault

Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc

9.197 ratings
9.131 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
Morgan Harris

Head Sommelier Aureole New York

9.1

Interesting to drink these wines young when I've had so many more mature versions. Appealing now, but this is one for the long haul without any of the much-too-muchness that marks many Loire wines from that year.

Interesting to drink these wines young when I've had so many more mature versions. Appealing now, but this is one for the long haul without any of the much-too-muchness that marks many Loire wines from that year.

9 people found it helpfulJul 28th, 2014
Evan Keaschuk

Such a beautiful wine. There's a density of fruit, but so much freshness and herbal complexity. Incredibly well done. Keeping the Cab Franc training rolling!!

Such a beautiful wine. There's a density of fruit, but so much freshness and herbal complexity. Incredibly well done. Keeping the Cab Franc training rolling!!

Aug 13th, 2016
Michael Solway

2009

Jun 20th, 2016
Jennifer DiDomizio

Happiness is Cabernet Franc. Dark fruit, red cherry, earth, bright acidity, orange rind, tea leaf.

Happiness is Cabernet Franc. Dark fruit, red cherry, earth, bright acidity, orange rind, tea leaf.

Nov 30th, 2015
Chris MacLean

I'm told you need to give Raffault more like 10 years, but this is in a pretty good place right now.

I'm told you need to give Raffault more like 10 years, but this is in a pretty good place right now.

Oct 11th, 2015
Alexandre Calvi

2009-unfiltered this 100% cab franc is at his peak right now and is showing beautifully the ripe black raspberry, black cherry, a bit of cassis too, a mouth filling lifted by a good acidity.

2009-unfiltered this 100% cab franc is at his peak right now and is showing beautifully the ripe black raspberry, black cherry, a bit of cassis too, a mouth filling lifted by a good acidity.

Aug 10th, 2015
Chris MacLean

Chalky stones fused with dry, dark, understated fruit. Lovely, balanced wine, but lacking a little life at the end of the palate.

Chalky stones fused with dry, dark, understated fruit. Lovely, balanced wine, but lacking a little life at the end of the palate.

Jun 27th, 2015
Tripti Simback

Love it! Drinking delicious!!

Love it! Drinking delicious!!

Mar 4th, 2015
Will Atkinson

Damn. Never had one young. Extremely tasty.

Damn. Never had one young. Extremely tasty.

Jan 15th, 2015
Maxence Guilluy

šŸ‘ƒ warm, pepper, red fruits
šŸ‘„ animal, spicy, leather, pepper, curry

šŸ‘ƒ warm, pepper, red fruits
šŸ‘„ animal, spicy, leather, pepper, curry

Jan 6th, 2015