Olga Raffault Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc 2014

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Shengli Hu Delectable Pro

Bright ruby with a garnet rim of medium minus concentration. Tobacco, pencil shavings, cigar, cedarwood, licorice, fresh pomegranate, raspberry, tart red cherry, stony minerality. Lightly spiced. Elevated acidity, medium soft tannins, medium alcohol. Medium body.

Bright ruby with a garnet rim of medium minus concentration. Tobacco, pencil shavings, cigar, cedarwood, licorice, fresh pomegranate, raspberry, tart red cherry, stony minerality. Lightly spiced. Elevated acidity, medium soft tannins, medium alcohol. Medium body.

9.2

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More powerful and full-bodied wine from Le Picasses than 2015. A stunner. Fresh and complex, but a more muscular side of Chinon. Dark ruby in color. Expressive nose full of blackberry, black olive, spice and pepper. On the palate, rich, dark, with more olive and some tobacco on the finish. Amazing value. (Jason Wilson, Vinous, July 2020)

More powerful and full-bodied wine from Le Picasses than 2015. A stunner. Fresh and complex, but a more muscular side of Chinon. Dark ruby in color. Expressive nose full of blackberry, black olive, spice and pepper. On the palate, rich, dark, with more olive and some tobacco on the finish. Amazing value. (Jason Wilson, Vinous, July 2020)

9.4

Josh Morgenthau Delectable Pro

Vivid. All sorts of little purple flowers, the type that bloom early in the spring. Also, some just-ripe cherry, leaf litter, a little leather and pencil shavings. But so so floral. All the hallmarks of this bottling in astonishing balance here. Good acid, supple texture with just the silkiest of tannins. Wowing me already at the young age of 6 (for this wine), I think in time it will be a classic. This is not a showy wine and won’t please everyone’s taste. But the class and finesse here speak volumes.

Vivid. All sorts of little purple flowers, the type that bloom early in the spring. Also, some just-ripe cherry, leaf litter, a little leather and pencil shavings. But so so floral. All the hallmarks of this bottling in astonishing balance here. Good acid, supple texture with just the silkiest of tannins. Wowing me already at the young age of 6 (for this wine), I think in time it will be a classic. This is not a showy wine and won’t please everyone’s taste. But the class and finesse here speak volumes.

9.5

Jae Cho Delectable Pro

Prior notes always apply. That texture tho...

Prior notes always apply. That texture tho...

9.1

Jae Cho Delectable Pro

If you need a change of pace from primary fruit wines, Olga

If you need a change of pace from primary fruit wines, Olga

9.1

Austin Hohnke Delectable Pro

Capsicum, peppercorns, and cedar. Silky red fruits. A blind taster’s dream Chinon. Always good, but a stunning value in great vintages. Happy to have half a case of this.

Capsicum, peppercorns, and cedar. Silky red fruits. A blind taster’s dream Chinon. Always good, but a stunning value in great vintages. Happy to have half a case of this.

9.2

Ian Staub Delectable Pro

Give this 2 hours minimum in a decanter - it’s shy at first but opens up to a really beautiful and varietally accurate cab franc expression. Ripe red and black cherry, freshly turned potting soil, green pepper, slightly horsey. My wife, who has a more sensitive palate, was turned off by the extent of barnyard here - I was more than happy to drink the bottle on my own. :) Enjoyed tonight with a roasted Cornish game hen, prepared in the Zuni style, with sautéed brassicas and broiled polenta. Two more in the cellar - drinking great now but I’ll try to hold them for a couple years to see where things go.

Give this 2 hours minimum in a decanter - it’s shy at first but opens up to a really beautiful and varietally accurate cab franc expression. Ripe red and black cherry, freshly turned potting soil, green pepper, slightly horsey. My wife, who has a more sensitive palate, was turned off by the extent of barnyard here - I was more than happy to drink the bottle on my own. :) Enjoyed tonight with a roasted Cornish game hen, prepared in the Zuni style, with sautéed brassicas and broiled polenta. Two more in the cellar - drinking great now but I’ll try to hold them for a couple years to see where things go.

9.0

Severn Goodwin Delectable Pro

Nose has black cherry, mashed blackberry, red currant jam, (light) new leather, sous-bois and wet cedar. Palate has under-ripe black cherry, black currant, (light) red pepper, peppercorn, medium tannins and light oak on the long finish, elegant. Decanted ~4 hours, this needs much more time to awaken the palate. A legendary Chinon vineyard of 50+ year old vines, an excellent vintage for Loire reds, it's difficult not to be in love with this bottle. Only improvement could be another 10 years of age before I pulled this cork tonight.

Nose has black cherry, mashed blackberry, red currant jam, (light) new leather, sous-bois and wet cedar. Palate has under-ripe black cherry, black currant, (light) red pepper, peppercorn, medium tannins and light oak on the long finish, elegant. Decanted ~4 hours, this needs much more time to awaken the palate. A legendary Chinon vineyard of 50+ year old vines, an excellent vintage for Loire reds, it's difficult not to be in love with this bottle. Only improvement could be another 10 years of age before I pulled this cork tonight.

9.2

Jim Nelson

Paler in color and way more delicate then I remembered

Paler in color and way more delicate then I remembered

9.1

Jason Gelman

beautiful and rustic. red plum, rose petals and chalky earth on the nose. palate is very earthy, gravelly to go with the fruit notes and a touch of pepper. lovely texture and balance. post script. pencil shavings. lots and lots of pencil shavings. big miss the first time around.

beautiful and rustic. red plum, rose petals and chalky earth on the nose. palate is very earthy, gravelly to go with the fruit notes and a touch of pepper. lovely texture and balance. post script. pencil shavings. lots and lots of pencil shavings. big miss the first time around.

9.2

Location

  • 148 Chambers Street
    New York, NY 10007

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 10am-9pm
    Sunday: 12pm-7pm

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