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 Vintage1989 Label 1 of 12 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 1996 vintage.)
TypeRed
ProducerChâteau de la Grille (web)
VarietyCabernet Franc
Designationn/a
Vineyardn/a
CountryFrance
RegionLoire Valley
SubRegionTouraine
AppellationChinon

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Community Tasting Notes (average 90 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 3 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by CarpeVinoDiem on 10/7/2014 & rated 92 points: No notes taken.
Perfect provenance and fill level.

Wow!
Nice slight bricking 2001 color.
Excellent black and red fruits (yes, I try not to put specific fruits into one's glass, until they've had the hopeful opportunity).
Just a touch of mint, eucalyptus, and occasional olive.
Moderate 2% milk mouth-weight body,
Great silky mouth-feel,
LONG finish of about 1 1/2 minutes.

Definitely the best Chinon I've had the pleasure of experiencing!

92+ points.

"Loren Bacall in a silk dress, enjoying dinner with candlelight."

While the 1993 Imagery Cab Franc was also excellent,
this baby is certainly more obviously French,
but without a zealous amount of garrigue or cow-pie.

Glad I have one left.

Incredible with Beef Wellington! (363 views)
 Tasted by Xavier Auerbach on 5/6/2013 & rated 88 points: Lovely ripe fruit, delicious smooth texture, fully mature but still well-balanced and vital, well-rounded but slightly short. Overall good, but unfortunately it is slightly disfigured by a rather odd aromatic note on the nose and on the finish that is initially very dusty, then turns rather gravelly and finally becomes slightly vegetal. Sits happily in the open bottle for seven hours. Not really sure. (815 views)
 Tasted by watskyej on 10/30/2010 & rated 90 points: Well balanced, vinous nose with strong licorice and blackberry notes, excellent acidity, modest finish. (1377 views)

CellarTracker Wiki Articles (login to edit | view all articles)

Château de la Grille

Producer Website

Cabernet Franc

Varietal character (Appellation America) | Wines & Vines article

France

Vins de France (Office National Interprofessionnel des Vins ) | Pages Vins, Directory of French Winegrowers | French Wine (Wikipedia)

Loire Valley

Vins du Val de Loire (Interprofession des Vins du Val de Loire)

Touraine

Touraine (wikipedia)

 
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