2018 Grosbois Chinon Gabare

Both svelte and suave, this is a seamless Chinon of complexity and fine tannins. If what you like in Cabernet Franc is the rasp of unripe green capsicums then seek elsewhere. This is red berries, blackberries and depth. There is richness from the warm vintage, but freshness too. Made and matured in cement this shows a pure side of Cab Franc. Nicolas Grosbois has made a range of wines from his varying terroirs and this has presence concentration. It is a delicious wine to drink now, but will undoubtedly continue to develop positively for at least another five years. (CW 12/04/21)
Producer
Grosbois
Origin
Panzoult, Anjou-Touraine, Loire FRANCE
Colour
red
Wine Style
dry
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Franc
Maturity
drink or keep
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Quantity
6
Wine Score
91 points, Jason Wilson, vinous.com, July 2020
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Jason Wilson

From 40-year-old vines and aged eight months in concrete tank. Inky purple. The nose is fruity but elegant, revealing spice and pepper at the edges. Round and juicy on the palate. There’s something pure and clean here, linear, with just a hint of chalk to carry the finish. Attractive and elegant. 91 points

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