Philippe Alliet

Vieilles Vignes Chinon Cabernet Franc

8.9143 ratings
9.047 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
Tracy Hall

Nice! Decanted and enjoyed over 3 days. Nicely balanced leaning towards a leaner style/finish. SS

Nice! Decanted and enjoyed over 3 days. Nicely balanced leaning towards a leaner style/finish. SS

Mar 28th, 2018
Kyle Groombridge

Funk on the nose, zing on the palate.. great juice.

Funk on the nose, zing on the palate.. great juice.

Feb 1st, 2018
Craig Mitchell

Lovely fine silky tannins and blackcurrant fruit. Touch of minerality worked beautifully with wagyu beef.

Lovely fine silky tannins and blackcurrant fruit. Touch of minerality worked beautifully with wagyu beef.

2 people found it helpfulMar 14th, 2015
Brian Thompson

Sales & Marketing Krupp Brothers Winery, Stagecoach Vineyard

8.5

Underwhelming, unfortunately. Super ripe with not much character. Thin without much of a finish.

Underwhelming, unfortunately. Super ripe with not much character. Thin without much of a finish.

Mar 28th, 2017
Tracy Hall

Very nice! Smooth, clean beautiful Franc. Mia really likes this (saying maybe the best Chinon she's had). Very balance with none of the off qualities that Franc can have. SS

Very nice! Smooth, clean beautiful Franc. Mia really likes this (saying maybe the best Chinon she's had). Very balance with none of the off qualities that Franc can have. SS

Feb 22nd, 2017
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.0

Textbook Chinon drinking perfectly right now.

Textbook Chinon drinking perfectly right now.

Aug 7th, 2015
Marty Winters

Sweet Sweet funk.

Sweet Sweet funk.

Apr 20th, 2015
John Skupny - Lang & Reed Wine Company

A bit of funk & leather - jpepper, lots of volume, exotic spice throughout

A bit of funk & leather - jpepper, lots of volume, exotic spice throughout

Feb 17th, 2015
Jaime Dutton

One of my all time favorites, love this.

One of my all time favorites, love this.

Jan 10th, 2015
Nolen L

2011 vintage. Richer style. Concentrated nose of charred tobacco pipe. New Bordeaux barrel influence. Dark, ripe fruit, intermingled with soil notes. Overall, refined, with balanced oak and fruit. Enjoyable now, though age will benefit oak integration.

2011 vintage. Richer style. Concentrated nose of charred tobacco pipe. New Bordeaux barrel influence. Dark, ripe fruit, intermingled with soil notes. Overall, refined, with balanced oak and fruit. Enjoyable now, though age will benefit oak integration.

Nov 11th, 2014