Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon 2009, Ac

Cabernet Franc Cabernet Franc
Loire, France

$19.95 (940783)

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September 01, 2012

Critic Reviews (3)

Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

From arguably the most famous appellation devoted to Cabernet Franc in the world, the 2009 Baudry Chinon seems to hit...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A touch of funky-brett makes this an "old school" selection but the rest of the wine is spot-on Loire Valley cabernet...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This pours dark purple-ruby. It has a very lifted, somewhat skunky but ripe nose with some animal, licorice and...

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Community Reviews (5)

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Brad Mate
Brad Mate

Nose:
spicy green pepper/ cherry/ earthy soil/ farm land.

Palette:
Medium body (little on the light side) with a silkyness to it. Nice spicy green bell pepper and cherry taste. Impressive structure and gripping tannins, with a fresh tight finish. A great buy for sure!

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Michael Valaitis
Michael Valaitis

Great Chinon example of freshness, fruit, spice and slight richness from oak. Medium violet, with light violet rim. Fresh cedar, peppercorn and clove spice aromas when first opened, give way to ripe bing cherry, red current. The nose of the wine really opens to toasty wood and fragrant spice with tart fruit. The palate follows the nose and even the tannins are a blend of wood and ripe fruit. The touch of leather on the finish make this wine call for braised short rib, jus and herbed mash. Let this wine mellow for 2 yrs. Tasted Oct '11

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Gary Killops
Gary Killops

In the glass, this wine made from the Cabernet Franc grape shows a ruby red colour with moderate extraction. Colour and depth what is to be expected from a Loire Cab Franc.

Herbaceous and smoky nose, also notes hints of cherry.

On the palate it shows a medium body weight. Cherry and raspberry fruits, hints of smoke and tobacco, and herbaceous undertones. Nice balance of fruit and acid.

(tasted August 2011)

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Eric Gustavo
Eric Gustavo

Dense, savoury, earthy with lithe structure. Once past these adjectives, this wine is excellent, yet lacks an "oomph" factor to give it distinct character. Tasted Sep2011.

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