Chinon "Les Picasses," Olga Raffault

Half-Bottle of Chinon "Les Picasses," Olga Raffault - 2013

Item # 27622 375mL
$19.96/ Single Bottle
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$239.52 $215.57/ Case of 12
Color
Red
Vintage
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Region
Sub-Region
Appellation/Village
Chinon
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Grape Variety

Tasting Notes

Capricious in their youth, Les Picasses develops a fine bouquet over time with persistent cassis, plums, cherries and licorice. There is a spicy quality underneath this material, both dense and vinous. Among the most complex Cabernet Francs in the world and certainly among the most ageworthy. .


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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Loire

There’s a lot to remember when it comes to the Loire. Novices, take note: Cabernet Franc is a great alternative to Cabernet Sauvignon, Muscadet is unparalleled as a companion to shellfish, and Cour Cheverny is the best white wine appellation you’ve never heard of. As diverse as Loire wines are, one day soon you'll know your Melon de Bourgogne from your Romorantin.

Cabernet Franc

Relegated to moderate obscurity in modern times, Cabernet Franc is in fact the proud parent of the attention-hogging Cabernet Sauvignon (after an illicit affair with Sauvignon Blanc a hundred-odd years ago). Cabernet Franc has remained close to its roots in France, enjoying small pockets of popularity primarily in the Loire Valley (specifically in Chinon), where it is often bottled as a varietal...

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