Yannick Amirault

Le Grand Clos Bourgueil Cabernet Franc

9.013 ratings
9.08 pro ratings
Bourgueil, 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
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2010 / dark colour, deep and complex smell with a lot of spices, raspberry, which I love from the first day I sipped a Bourgueil. Velvety taste. / Paired with Dutch Cheese with clove, a specialty from Friesland.

Vintage 2010 / dark colour, deep and complex smell with a lot of spices, raspberry, which I love from the first day I sipped a Bourgueil. Velvety taste. / Paired with Dutch Cheese with clove, a specialty from Friesland.

Mar 22nd, 2020
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2010 - there are multiple reasons why I love #bourgueil let me explain. When I just discovered wine as a real passion - at the age of 18 - I adored the raspberry smell no other wine offered so generous. I like the name: Bourgueil is by far the most beautiful AOC name. My wife and I fell in love with the great dishes of Madame Debacker and the #Loire region on our honeymoon. This #cabernetfranc is deep black in the glass. It has character. Even at this age the wine shows a bit harshness, and an austerity that is found in Bordeaux often. But the raspberry and cherry smell reminds me of Cru de Beaujolais. It has also flint and mineral expression in smell, hints of leather, tobacco, clove. On the tongue it has a velvety structure. Bourgueil can be complex and frivolous at the same time. / Partnered it with Bavette from bbq and cauliflower mousse.

Vintage 2010 - there are multiple reasons why I love #bourgueil let me explain. When I just discovered wine as a real passion - at the age of 18 - I adored the raspberry smell no other wine offered so generous. I like the name: Bourgueil is by far the most beautiful AOC name. My wife and I fell in love with the great dishes of Madame Debacker and the #Loire region on our honeymoon. This #cabernetfranc is deep black in the glass. It has character. Even at this age the wine shows a bit harshness, and an austerity that is found in Bordeaux often. But the raspberry and cherry smell reminds me of Cru de Beaujolais. It has also flint and mineral expression in smell, hints of leather, tobacco, clove. On the tongue it has a velvety structure. Bourgueil can be complex and frivolous at the same time. / Partnered it with Bavette from bbq and cauliflower mousse.

1 person found it helpfulApr 21st, 2018
Chaad Thomas

Owner, First Tier Imports

8.4

Slick and showy; like, "that was cool right?"

Slick and showy; like, "that was cool right?"

Jan 12th, 2015
Alex Alvärëz

Really loved this. Blinded as Haut Medoc, and has that kind of polish and precision. @William Gordon @Marc Stubblefield

Really loved this. Blinded as Haut Medoc, and has that kind of polish and precision. @William Gordon @Marc Stubblefield

Dec 16th, 2014
Scott Reiner

Wants some food. Nice easy structure. Darker.

Wants some food. Nice easy structure. Darker.

Apr 9th, 2014
Kyo Jin

Lighter than expected.

Lighter than expected.

Jan 17th, 2015
Sergio Licea

Dried blackberry background, pottery soil, clay, mushrooms. Medium dry finish

Dried blackberry background, pottery soil, clay, mushrooms. Medium dry finish

Jul 25th, 2014
Berry Marinussen

Kurk

Apr 24th, 2018
Nicolas Bazinet

Nicolas had this 4 years ago

Nicolas had this 4 years ago

Dec 28th, 2015
Erich Broksas

Early Mountain Vineyards

9.2

Erich had this 5 years ago

Erich had this 5 years ago

Mar 5th, 2015