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2011 Philippe Alliet Chinon
- Loire Valley
Community Tasting Notes 5
L'enfant sauvage Likes this wine:
October 14, 2015 - I was amazed at how much earth, tobacco ash, and other dirt-related funky notes were present in this. It really does cover the red fruit a fair amount. As someone who nearly always prefers those sorts of earthy notes to boisterous fruit, this was pretty close to my limit on the fruit-earth scale. That said, the green bell pepper notes here, on the other hand, are present but pretty minimal. Nice stuff for the price and definitely interesting. Sometimes a bit more interesting than pleasurable.
oropeza Likes this wine: (88 points)
December 9, 2014 - Layers of earth and mud with just enough black and red fruit.
June 5, 2014 - PnP. Smells like fresh and juicy cherries and berries, black tea, baked earth, and a mild dose of green plant stems; quite nice right out of the bottle. On the palate, only starting to open up with an hour of air, and seems like it needs more - nebulous blue and black fruit, saline mineral earth, firm but very smooth tannins, and some well integrated vine/sapling that develops in a fairly long finish along with lingering minerality and a touch of smoke. Tasty, but PnP was a bad idea; looking forward to day 2.
Day 2: Terrific herbaceous pungency on the nose; fresh and pure. Quite a bit more fruit forward on the palate; in fact, the fruit comes across as a bit overripe and dominant. Tasty, but primary, and doesn't live up to the nose. Maybe it needs more time in the bottle.
Sgjkharris wrote: (88 points)
January 24, 2014 - Great with a charcuterie board. A little spice that pairs well with salami or spicy meat
yofog wrote: (90 points)
September 8, 2013 - Great funk and concentrated tobacco-tinged black fruits and soil, overall quite clean, though, and very pure. Soft and approachable, and very well-balanced. This is an excellent one for now or the next 10 years.
Pro Reviews 2
By Jancis Robinson, MW
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View From the Cellar
By John Gilman
Sep/Oct 2013, Issue #47, Round Two of Recently Tasted Loire Valley Wines Lots More From the 2012, 2011 and 2010 Vintages
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- Vintage 2011
- Type Red
- Producer Philippe Alliet
- Varietal Cabernet Franc
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard n/a
- Country France
- Region Loire Valley
- SubRegion Touraine
- Appellation Chinon
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 8 (40%)
- Consumed 12 (60%)
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