Domaine Bernard Baudry Les Grézeaux Chinon Cabernet Franc 2018

Ratings on Delectable

Josh Morgenthau Delectable Pro

Brilliant magenta. Maybe the most delicious young Chinon (or cab franc for that matter) I’ve ever tasted. Pure varietal character with no compromises— all the freshness, lightness and peppery bite one wants— yet with perfect ripeness. And by that I mean this hovers on that magical edge where the grapes must have been picked at the ideal moment, down to the minute, to produce something not just giving but with all sorts of push and pull. Flirtatious, seductive. The fruit and flowers are achingly fresh: black raspberries, red and black currants, elderberry, violets, roses, fresh herbs, and an ever so slight cocoa sweetness. Spot on acid and the tannins are handled so deftly that you hardly notice. I can’t get enough of this. Masterful wine, drinking beautifully but should only get better.

Brilliant magenta. Maybe the most delicious young Chinon (or cab franc for that matter) I’ve ever tasted. Pure varietal character with no compromises— all the freshness, lightness and peppery bite one wants— yet with perfect ripeness. And by that I mean this hovers on that magical edge where the grapes must have been picked at the ideal moment, down to the minute, to produce something not just giving but with all sorts of push and pull. Flirtatious, seductive. The fruit and flowers are achingly fresh: black raspberries, red and black currants, elderberry, violets, roses, fresh herbs, and an ever so slight cocoa sweetness. Spot on acid and the tannins are handled so deftly that you hardly notice. I can’t get enough of this. Masterful wine, drinking beautifully but should only get better.

9.6

Ted

Oh my goodness. Still a bit on the green side. Green pepper, tar, tobacco. Will have to try this in a few years and see how much it has mellowed.

Oh my goodness. Still a bit on the green side. Green pepper, tar, tobacco. Will have to try this in a few years and see how much it has mellowed.

9.2

Michael Goldstein

Terrific. Earthy, dark fruit. Gorgeous and soulful bouquet.

Terrific. Earthy, dark fruit. Gorgeous and soulful bouquet.

9.5

Location

  • 600 Washington St.
    New York, NY 10014

  • Hours:
    Mon-Fri. 10-8
    Sat. 11-8
    Sun. Closed

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