Un chinon bien fait qui commence un début d'évolution. Des notes persistantes de cerise au nez et en bouche. C'est aussi floral. On croirait un beaujolais bien fait moi qui ai moins d'expérience avec les Chinon. En bouche, pas très complexe mais très gouleyant. Excellent, la bouteille a vite été sifflée. 90 sur 100.
Hadn't realized I only have one of these left when I opened it. Oh well. Lots of old world charm with this bottle. It seemed to have shed a lot of its youthful, exuberant fruit and is now more spice, tobacco, and earth driven. This was open for about 5 hours before drinking.
Amazingly good right out of the gates... but then it retreated a bit into it's shell. This probably needs more time in the cellar, but the intensity of the flavor is really something. This could end up being a really great wine. I'll try my next bottle in 2-3 years.
Just got a quick taste of this but it's seemed more mature than I expected. Not overly so but right in it's window showing little richness. Lean and juicy with a classic Cab Franc character and lots of soily notes. I remember being impressed but need to open another bottle soon so I can sit with it longer.
Still going strong and the barnyard aromas as before. I found the acidity less pronounced tonight but it is still very juicy and drinkable - if you like funky bretty flavors mixed in with the fruit....
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(Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux) Very dark red violet color; intense, high pitched, brett, ripe currant, pencil lead nose; tight, tart currant, mineral, pencil lead, violet palate with structure; needs 2-plus years; medium-plus finish
(Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux) From a gravel terroir. This has now seen twelve months in barrel, the oak being 4- and 5-years old. There is a warmer feel to this wine on the nose than the preceding cuvées. It has a more polished style of fruit, with softer edges, and this carries through on the palate as well. It shows here a rich style of fruit, a more textured palate and overall a more convincing presence in the mouth. There is good tannic structure behind it, and more supple but correct, balanced acidity. More tannic structure in the finish. Great potential here.
(Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux) The terroir here is more gravelly-pebbly, although the vines (60-years old) are quite close to those for Les Granges. Has been in oak for the past two months. A darker colour here, still with a bluish rim, a little gloss as well. Clean and fresh, with a little more concentration. A lovely and flattering texture on the palate, nicely balanced and fresh, with a good acid backbone. Vibrant, with a tannic finish. Ripe fruit character. Good potential here.
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