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So i just finished my first bottle of 100% Cabernet Franc. I have obvioulsy had this in blends before but never by itself. I dont want to base the verital on just this bottle.What are the distictive flavors/themes of this grape.I found it almost to be bitter Read More
A great example of how Cabernet Franc should taste. Smells like a basket of flowers and looks like ultra-violet in a glass. I originally enjoyed half bottles of this wine as an accompaniment to wonderful meals in a (sadly now closed) restaurant in Romarantin, then tracked down the producer and bought directly from him. Should be called purple wi... Read More
Although I have tasted most of the vintages of Amirault's output since the early 90's when I discovered the producer when holidaying in the Loire, I didn't keep tasting notes. However, the 2003 has to be one of the best. The characteristic plum tones and purple hue of the grape variety are there, as is the floral bouquet. Perhaps only rivalled b... Read More