Couly Dutheil La Baronnie Madeleine 2010, Ac Chinon

Cabernet Franc Cabernet Franc
Loire, France

$21.95 (57059)

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88 pts
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September 14, 2013

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A bright, zesty lively, certainly herbal/green pepper-scented Chinon, but with lively red fruit, firm tannins and...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a pleasant, fresh, mid-weight cabernet franc with a lifted herbal, raspberry and cedary nose. A hint of...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Dark ruby in colour, the 2010 La Baronnie Madeleine reveals delightful notes of dried blackberries, plums, licorice,...

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Community Reviews (1)

Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2010 Couly Dutheil La Baronnie Madeleine Chinon, composed of 100% Cabernet Franc, has intense aromas of milky black berry, plum and fig on the nose and plum and blackberry on the palate. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry, fruity wine; with good acidity, notable tannins and a medium to long, woody and smooth finish. It is food friendly or a sipper; drink 2014 – 2017+. My impression: NICE to BEAUTIFUL, 90 pts – good valued Franc for under $25. Tasted at 'Loire Valley Tasting' http://grapeselections.com/Loire-Valley-tasting/ in Oct/13.

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