Red

1987 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses

Cabernet Franc

  • France
  • Loire Valley
  • Touraine
  • Chinon
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • R.H. Likes this wine:

    April 8, 2017 - dark red with a bit of browning. showed well, bottle was in good shape. a bit of dark fruit but mostly mineral and intense earthy notes. medium in body, medium- acidity

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  • dream Likes this wine: 92 points

    October 26, 2016 - Perfect bottle of this at Rouge Tomate, NYC. Lighter-bodied with delicate dark cherry fruit along with bell pepper and violets. Finishes quite complex with notes of minerals and red spice. Just beautiful right now.

  • brooklynguy wrote:

    September 11, 2016 - Not a library release bottle. Stood up for a day and decanted off sediment right before drinking. The wine is past it's prime. It is not falling apart - it has good color and mouthfeel, but whatever vibrancy it (probably) once had is now gone. There is still the suggestion of fruit but no complexity, and although there is acidity it comes across as shrill and not integrated. The taste is also just kind of foursquare and dull, with none of the mineral signature that I know from this place. 45 minutes in the decanter help to coax out some tobacco and earth but it's just a glimpse, an optimistic interpretation on my part because I love this producer. I feel confident that it's not a case of the wine needing more time or hiding what it has. I'm guessing it is a wine that showed better 10 years ago.

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  • Nyccablover Does not like this wine:

    August 13, 2016 - Olga Raffault Les Picasses - Past & Present Tasting (New York, NY): Not a library release bottle and the worst condition of the bunch. Stood up for 24 hours prior to serving. Fill level was to the top of the shoulder. Cork was intact with seepage about halfway up. Black charcoallooking su bstance (assume dried wine) and the cork starting to turn white under foil. Slow ox'd for 1 hour prior to tasting. Color was mostly brown. Heavy sediment at bottom of bottle. On the nose and palate this smelled strongly of canned green beans. Brought me back to the 1970's opening veggies from a can. Not really a pleasant smell for me. I think this is definitely past peak or perhaps this bottle was just not stored the best (recently purchased at retail). This was the least favorite of the flight and for me one of the least favorite of the tasting.

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  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    February 27, 2016 - Q1 Tasting - Cabernet Franc wines (Our Apt): Wine #9: Drank as part of a blind Cabernet Franc tasting and this was the winner. Age very apparent. When first poured was almost a touch musty, but that blew off quickly. Get some leather and leaves and stems and kindof a whole cluster feel to it. Interesting wine. Enjoyed. (7 pennies)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1987
  • Type Red
  • Producer Olga Raffault
  • Varietal Cabernet Franc
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Les Picasses
  • Country France
  • Region Loire Valley
  • SubRegion Touraine
  • Appellation Chinon

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 14 (70%)
  • Consumed 6 (30%)

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