Joseph Mellot Les Morinières Chinon 2013, Ac

Cabernet Franc Cabernet Franc
Loire, France

$14.75 (397208)

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December 06, 2014

Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a pretty, youthful cabernet franc, but it doesn't have the weight and depth I expect from Chinon. Nor is it...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A bright cherry, flavourful Chinon but thin and acidic. Fruit feels ripened but also flattened and lacking dimension....

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Neil Phillips
Neil Phillips

A fairly classic Chinon, on the lighter side so likely little or no Cabernet Sauvignon (up to 10% permitted) in this Cabernet Franc wine.

Medium-purple & ruby in colour, medium intensity. A nose of black fruit (though not jammy) and savoury notes; dried herbs, touch of tobacco, and a spicy red liquorice.

Medium-plus acid, it's refreshing on the palate and follows through with similar fruits and herbal characteristics. Finish is medium-plus, with pepper and a hint of vegetal.

Tasted January 2015.

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