Raffault Chinon les Picasses 2009

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Rich sweet earth on the nose, it’s mica flecked yet with a jammy, almost figgy sweetness. Fresh and rich with floral top notes and mild insinuation... Read more

Typically very weedy on the nose with sweet currant and red berry fruit then sottobosco scents with unusual tones of canvas. Rich and round with pa... Read more

An excellent wine by any standards. Fruity on the nose with smoky aromas, rich yet well-balanced and fresh on the palate thanks to a subtle acidity... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Raffault Chinon les Picasses

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065184,175
3.00 5
Vintage: 1996 11/14/2008

Rich sweet earth on the nose, it’s mica flecked yet with a jammy, almost figgy sweetness. Fresh and rich with floral top notes and mild insinuations of tomato leaf and dried green pepper and shoe leather and menthol The mouthfeel is wonderfully fresh and crisp with gently austere tannins and superb acids supporting moderate cranberry and sour red cherry fruit. Finishes with good length, a bit of wood spice and some nice cherry and wild plum jam on the finale. Very nicely put together and just beginning to drink well though with a long life ahead. 89pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065184,175
4.50 5
Vintage: 1989 12/29/2008

Typically very weedy on the nose with sweet currant and red berry fruit then sottobosco scents with unusual tones of canvas. Rich and round with particularly fine balance and great length to the earthy, slightly herbal yet very ripe red currant fruits. 91pts


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Snooth User: FrederiqueA
113298132
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 03/31/2010

An excellent wine by any standards. Fruity on the nose with smoky aromas, rich yet well-balanced and fresh on the palate thanks to a subtle acidity, a pleasant length to make the pleasure last. Tasted on the terrasse of Le Choiseul, in Amboise, on a beautiful, memorable day in April 2009...


Snooth User: deconut
100466939
3.00 5
Vintage: 2002 03/26/2009

Interesting - very dry Italian like (almost) - good nose at first - great taste at first but then... a bit dry and the fruit disappeared - not bad though at all - very good for the price - interesting wine - very earthy and lots of minerals - needs some time - we have another bottle and will more than likely like it better in time -


Snooth User: jtabor
4592552
4.00 5
Vintage: 2002 03/25/2008

This wine has a medium to large body with a strong minerality and earthiness.


Snooth User: kk2323
7486630
4.50 5
Vintage: 2001 06/09/2008

almost musty, unlike anything. very earthy. rustic. savage?


3.00 5
Vintage: 1996 11/14/2008

Despite the age on this wine it still has a lot of green, vegetal flavors and a good bit of acidity.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,546
4.00 5
Vintage: 1996 11/14/2008

Smooth and soft tannins, with strong cedar and cherry delight the palate in this dry and delicate wine.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
2.50 5
Vintage: 1996 11/14/2008

Licorice on the nose, enthanolic. Acidic, lean and musty. Lots of earthiness comes through. Some glycerol as well - it feels very viscous, and has an acetone edge.


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External Reviews for Raffault Chinon les Picasses

External Review
Vintage: 1989 05/21/2011

Everyone benefits from an easy year for vignerons. 1989 was blessed with a mild winter, a long growing season and a pristine harvest, perhaps the vintage of the century for the region. The resulting wines were graced with concentrated fruit, balanced acidity, and certain ageing capacity. This is absolutely a showstopping bouquet of burnt violet to be enjoyed with a proper roast, exotic barbecue or perfectly aged strong cheeses.


External Review
Vintage: 1985 11/20/2010

The "Les Picasses" vineyard is made up of 50 year old vines. This is rustic and old fashion with a lot of earthy berries, tobacco and game. The color gives an indication of age but the palate remains fresh and compelling. Drinking well today.


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