Domaine Bernard Baudry Le Clos Guillot Chinon Cabernet Franc 2015

$34.99

In an appellation like Chinon, flush with superlative Cabernet Franc producers, it takes a special vigneron to rise above the rest. We have no reservation placing Bernard Baudry as one of the most essential properties in the area. This fact is even more impressive considering Baudry is a relatively new Domaine in relation to his counterparts in Chinon. After studying viticulture in Beaune, he purchased two hectares in Chinon in 1975 and proceeded to make his mark by producing some of the most precise, delicious Cabernet Franc in the Loire. These daysandnbsp;his talented son Matthieu has taken over, but Bernard is still intimately involved. This bottling comes from Le Clos Guillot, a vineyard right on the precipice of the commercial epicenter of Chinon. The vines are young, all of them planted between 1993-2000 on a parcel of land that had been abandoned since World War 2.andnbsp;Black fruits, tobacco andamp; spice dominate the nose, while on the palate the wine is silky and exceptionally pretty. Considering the ripeness of the vintage, this wine is very young, and really starts to shine perhaps an hour or so after opening. The wine will blossom with some time in the cellar too if youand#39;re inclined to lay it down.andnbsp;Try some braised Lamb alongside for this meatier vintage. andnbsp;

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Ratings on Delectable

Chris MacLean Delectable Pro

I continue to be a big fan. So balanced and pleasing.

I continue to be a big fan. So balanced and pleasing.

9.3

William Paley

super zeney and a bit barnyardy......a touch of cream and chalk. nice viscosity and color. bitter bark and licorice denouement.

super zeney and a bit barnyardy......a touch of cream and chalk. nice viscosity and color. bitter bark and licorice denouement.

9.3

Matthew Cohen

A tolerable amount of barnyard on the nose with some green pepper. Palate has lovely juicy fruit. A lovely drink.

A tolerable amount of barnyard on the nose with some green pepper. Palate has lovely juicy fruit. A lovely drink.

8.9

Keith Herrick

I know it’s a baby but really developed beautifully in the glass. Baudry does such a good job of taking CFs greeness

I know it’s a baby but really developed beautifully in the glass. Baudry does such a good job of taking CFs greeness

9.3

John Osgood

Somewhat austere and natty tasting.

Somewhat austere and natty tasting.

8.8

Blake Walker

Excellent value. Need more!

Excellent value. Need more!

9.2

Location

  • 606A West 28th Street
    New York, NY 10001

  • Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 11am - 8pm
    Saturday: 12pm - 8pm
    Sunday: 12pm - 7pm

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