Sunday, August 23, 2009
This was 20$ at K&L. Imported by Kermit Lynch. Sold out now. Although it's labeled simply Chinon, this actually is not their entry level wine (Les Granges); it's their mid-level wine. Fermented in completely in cement. There is an excellent post on the Wine Doctor about this producer, which you should check out.
Cherries, blackberries, minerals, olive and leafy aromas. This wine has a lot of texture and weight to it. Impeccable balance, lots of depth, and a certain masculine, powerful quality. Minerally, stony finish--long. I am a bigger fan of this than the Frederic Mabileau I recently had. This wine (although from a completely different appellation, mind you), was more focused with more depth and had more intensity. Too bad that this is sold out. I would like to pick up a few more bottles. A