Fun label. And indeed, the wine rocks! Continue reading
Philippe Alliet is one of the big names of Chinon and this is their entry level wine (a cabernet franc, of course). I brought the bottle to a recent blind tasting and it showed very well, everyone loved it and thought that it was impressive. It’s a bit different compared to other Loire cabernet franc I adore, though. Continue reading
Another Loire cabernet franc and another amazing affordable wine. This is just perfect for what it is, pure and terroir driven. Give me more!
At what age does a mid-range Loire Cabernet Franc tastes the best? A more adequate question is perhaps: if great on release, will such a wine offer that enjoyment later or dumb phases are expected, like in the case of Southern Rhone reds?
I simply can’t get bored of Loire Valley Cabernet Franc, given that it’s well made. My experience from recent years is that the cheaper it is the better made. It rarely disappoints under 12 Euros, but the more expensive ones… I actually stopped buying them.
If you are not familiar with the Loire Valley, then it might come as a surprise that Malbec is grown there, and quite a few producers offer it in their assortment. Continue reading