This wine review is of Bernard Baudry’s “Les Granges” cabernet franc from Chinon in the Loire Valley and the 2020 vintage. The wine has a purity of red fruits that I have not previously tasted in Baudry’s Les Granges Chinon. It opens to aromas of raspberries and red plums, spice and, consistent with cabernet franc,Continue reading “Bernard Baudry Les Granges Chinon 2020 Wine Review”
This wine review is of Marc Brédif’s 2017 Chinon from the Loire Valley. If you enjoy Loire Valley cabernet franc, you can contrast it to recent wine reviews here of a Saumur from the same 2017 vintage and a Saumur-Champigny from the warmer 2018 vintage. The Chinon style here is similar to the Saumur wine,Continue reading “Marc Brédif Chinon 2017 Wine Review”
Arnaud Lambert Saumur 2017 Wine Review
This wine review is of a high quality Saumur Champigny cabernet franc from Thierry Germain and the 2018 vintage. Various expressions of cabernet franc are produced by Thierry and this is the “Domaine des Roches Neuves”. The first thing to note is the deep purple colour of the wine in the glass, confirming the 2018Continue reading “Thierry Germain Saumur Champigny 2018 Wine Review”
I rather sensed that this producer and vineyard were headed towards producing a fine wine. This wine has seen considerable attention to detail and is outstanding. A blend of 68% cabernet sauvignon, 16% shiraz and 16% cabernet franc, it is from the Crayères vineyard in the Wrattonbully region on the South Australian/Victorian border. In termsContinue reading “Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard 2016”
This wine is textbook Chinon from the Loire Valley. It has aromas of crisp red raspberries and strawberry, a medium body and a dry, high acid finish with a twist of tobacco. A fresh and enjoyable style that is ready to drink now. Rating: Good. Price: $29. Abv: 12.5. Website: https://fr.sauvion.com/. Reviewed: May 2020.