Couly Dutheil Clos De L'echo Chinon 2004, Ac

Cabernet Franc Cabernet Franc
Loire, France

$23.95 (966416)

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85 pts
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April 16, 2011

Critic Reviews (3)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

No questioning the Cabernet Franc-ness of this wine is showing plenty of bell pepper and pyrazine. The nose is...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Intensely pyrazine -green pepper and celery-dominated, with little fruit left to speak of. The palate however is...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This has a very strong nose of pyrazine (peanut shell and spinach) mindful of the Asian ladybug taint that affected...

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Community Reviews (2)

Andrew Hunter
Andrew Hunter

Vegetal, olivey nose, (reminds me of my winter stews) with some cooked raspberry. Dense and powerful on the palate: Sour cherries, olives, wood, leather (I've never actually eaten leather but I bet it tastes something like this). Nothing subtle here. The opposite of plush and ripe. Very savory and austere. Tons of tannin. This is clearly not a prime Chinon (I'm looking at you Couly Dutheil '05). I can't really recommend it, but I have to admit to liking this thoroughly masculine and rustic wine. Like an old man it smells odd, is imperfect, but is honest and has a unique character. Long finish.

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Thomas Tiveron
Thomas Tiveron

The wine was inky dark, still ruby red with minimal garnet on the meniscus. Light aromas of raspberry wafted off the glass, followed by darker scents of mocha, earth, and smoke. On the palate the wine still had grippy tannins, a dry medium-body, and balanced acidity. Little fruit was left, but what was there had plum notes, complimented with soft earth and tobacco flavours. Good finish.
Tasted March 2012.

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