I agree with valecnik's note below, I would have mistaken this for a Pinot Noir. There was some simple red fruit and some dark earth and it was fairly light bodied yet it was flabby and lacking interest with an astringent finish. It drank much like a very basic Bourgogne from a poor year. Tasted immediately upon opening, with an hour's decant, and the following day. I'll stick to Chinon from now on I think.
What a curious wine. For a Cab Franc it tastes remarkably like Pinot Noir. Silky texture, some sweet spice, a hint of earth -- all strangely Pinot-like. I found this quite pleasing at first but in time I realized that if it does in fact taste like Pinot, it's a flabby Pinot lacking depth and acidity. Given the comments of others I now wonder if this was an off bottle. Since it was my first Anjou it's hard to say.
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