Red

2003 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie

Cabernet Franc

  • France
  • Loire Valley
  • Touraine
  • Chinon
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Community Tasting Notes 40

  • Employee500 wrote: 92 points

    May 21, 2021 - Quite good but atypical and more Pauillac than typical Chinon, with fuller body, riper fruit and noticeable pencil lead in lieu of the green notes of typical Chinon. Quite good and showing no signs of fading with the rich fruit still fairly youthful. No alcoholic or “hot” notes here, and definitely very balanced (not sweet, syrupy or overblown). From magnum.

  • portman63 wrote: 92 points

    August 16, 2020 - I really agree with DrWine2001's assessment. I love this wine in general which is why I wasn't surprised it was balanced and well-made in a hot and off standard vintage. Great texture and mouthfeel with the glycerine mentioned. Dark red berry fruited with some earthiness, but none of the green elements that I sometimes get on Cab Franc, exp if vinified whole cluster.

  • drwine2001 wrote:

    January 12, 2020 - Unusually deep, primary ruby for a Cabernet Franc of this age. Strong olive tones which ameliorate over time. Almost glycerine and almost sweet cassis fruit, by which I mean significantly more texture and fruit than the typical Loire red. What is quite typical is the pungent minerality despite the relative ripeness of the wine. This is a tremendous bottle from this freakishly hot vintage, and it shows no sign of fading in the near future.

  • lesz Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 31, 2019 - beautiful wine

  • andtheodor wrote: 92 points

    February 24, 2019 - Love the nose here; all kinds of deep currant fruit, graphite, cedar, red bell pepper, herbs. Think top shelf Bordeaux with an exotic twist. Palate is less generous, coarsely tannic, and seemingly in need of more time to unwind but superb with roasted meat. Nothing jammy or roasted at all despite the vintage. Check in again in 5 years?

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2006, Issue #4, Loire Valley Magic: France’s Greatest Red and White Wine Values

    (Charles Joguet Chinon “Clos de la Dioterie”) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Chris Kissack
    May 2005 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    8/4/2006 (link) 91 points

    (Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie) Tight nose with a hint of chocolate; tight, solid, tart plum palate; medium-plus finish 91+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer Charles Joguet
  • Varietal Cabernet Franc
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Clos de la Dioterie
  • Country France
  • Region Loire Valley
  • SubRegion Touraine
  • Appellation Chinon

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (1%)
  • In Cellars 147 (49%)
  • Consumed 148 (50%)

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