2007 Catherine et Pierre Breton Chinon St Louans

Cabernet Franc

  • France
  • Loire Valley
  • Touraine
  • Chinon
Drink between 2017 - 2025 (Edit)
CT91.8 12 reviews
Label borrowed from 2010
Label borrowed from 2010
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Community Tasting Notes 11

  • Smatk wrote: 93 points

    August 31, 2019 - Last bottle a year ago. Really starting to come around. Sweet loam and manure with bell pepper plant and sour cherry on the nose. Sour cherry and a peppery herbaceousness with plenty of acid and mouth filling tannin. Medium bodied, young on its feet and a step above the last bottle, the finest example of a refined chinon I’ve come across. Paired magnificently with linguine with red pepper pesto with pecan and mushroom.

  • Smatk Likes this wine: 90 points

    November 23, 2018 - Followed over two days. Nose seems a bit reticent; notes of sweet, lifted dark cherry and a bit of green pepper foliage. Dark cherry with hints of kirsch like sweetness on the palate with vivid fruit quality. Quickly transitioning to a sweet, mouth filling tannin with a lengthy mineral laden finish. Just a bit thin on the mid-palate. Medium bodied, smooth and refined. Looks like this will improve. Drank unaccompanied, envisioning a pairing of Swiss steak braised with bell pepper and tomato.

  • JJKinch wrote: 92 points

    January 31, 2018 - Dark fruit (cherry, slight blueberry), slight cracked pepper, chalk, good acidity. Pretty smooth. Lingering finish. Really enjoyable.

  • Beerzebub Likes this wine:

    December 9, 2017 - P&p; drinking well right away. Wonderfully saline dark-reddish fruit, fresh, pure, with some savory/mushroomy, pungent, delicately earthy complexity/depth. Good acidity. Medium bodied, with some smoothed out tannic grip left, while staying light in weight and very drinkable. Tasty, balanced. Highly moreish, thanks in part to the pronounced salinity; when the bottle was finished, I wished it was a 1 liter. Good stuff! Seems like drink or hold.

  • Steve Brickley Likes this wine:

    April 2, 2017 - Forest floor, some dark fruits on the nose and showing more depth on the nose than the taste. Acid and tannin take to the background, alcohol not even noticeable. Not the expected weight, elegant as chinon can be. Chalky, some pucker, a beautiful drink for an afternoon in the garden in Spring at 75 degrees in the San Francisco Bay area. This will take you to the Loire without out plane ticket, for now. Drinking well on PNP, 3-4 hour decant welcome and a decade left although improvement should be unnoticeable. Lovely wine .

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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2011, Issue #31, Recently Tasted Loire Valley Gems Superb 2009s and Plenty of Excellent Recent Vintages

    (Chinon “St. Louans”- Domaine Catherine et Pierre Breton) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • Type Red
  • Producer Catherine et Pierre Breton
  • Varietal Cabernet Franc
  • Designation St Louans
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Loire Valley
  • SubRegion Touraine
  • Appellation Chinon

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  • In Cellars 36 (52%)
  • Consumed 33 (48%)

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