Category Archives: Loire

2007 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Granges

baudry_chinon_les_granges Triage put on a tasting today with some really interesting wines, I was particularly fond of the Cabernet Franc’s from the Loire. On the nose, youthful, medium+ intensity, inky, blackberry, black currants, pencil lead, stem, veggies, immense spice box component, lots of earth, with judicious oak. On the palate, dry, medium+ intensity, medium+ tannin, cigar box vegetal spices shine through with some nice fruit to hold it in place. Above average finish on a medium bodies wine that will improve with bottle age. Interesting wine for the money.    

2005 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Clos Guillot

On the nose, still youthful, medium+ intensity, dense with black fruit, amazing spice, black licorice, smoke, lots of earth, and moderate oak. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, cassis, black raspberry, incredible cigar box, perfume, vegetal and also creamy component. With medium tannin, medium acidity, and a big time complex finish, loaded with all the…Continue Reading

2006 Manoir de la Tete Bagatelle Saumur

Revisiting this wine I had a few months back that was very varietally sound, if anyone was looking for something that nailed Loire Cabernet Franc. On the nose, youthful, medium+ intensity, cherry, blackberry, porcini mushroom, pencil shavings, cigar box, definite earth and vegetable, lingering spice, moderate oak. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, red currants,…Continue Reading