2011 Clau De Nell Cabernet Franc Anjou

Cabernet Franc

  • France
  • Loire Valley
  • Anjou-Saumur
  • Anjou
Drink between 2016 - 2021 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 23

  • bugdoced Likes this wine: 90 points

    December 11, 2018 - earthy deliciousness with loire minerality
    seemed to shut down after an hour but then opened up again later in the evening
    a lot going on and a great qpr

  • wrote: 89 points

    November 23, 2017 - Still very tight and definitely appears more new world than old world. More age would definitely benefit this. Nonetheless, this is a very tasty wine. It pours a dark inky maroon color with very long legs, no less because of the alcohol (aka residual sugars) that are in the wine. On the nose, a lot of barn hay, leather, cassis, smoked meats and blackberries. Very raspy and muscular tannins, though well-integrated, are quite present. Definitely a well-made wine with plenty of structure. Palate reflects the nose and displays plenty of smokiness and meatiness to the juice. Finish is quite long and even a bit on the sweeter and smokier end of the spectrum. Can benefit from more aging.

  • Martin Max wrote: 89 points

    October 8, 2017 - One extra year in the cellar and 1 point up in the rating for my taste.
    But I'm leaving my other 2011 bottles in the cellar for at least a year more. The wine tasted better the second day, so still needs a lot of oxigen when opened up.

  • FrancoisC Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 22, 2017 - Le temps à fait sont oeuvre. Prêt à boire.

  • Audun G wrote: 85 points

    February 14, 2017 - Green CF aromas. Some more tannins and structure here than in the Cuvee Violette 2013, tasted simultaneously. Bitter finish.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Clau De Nell
  • Varietal Cabernet Franc
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Loire Valley
  • SubRegion Anjou-Saumur
  • Appellation Anjou

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (1%)
  • In Cellars 73 (42%)
  • Consumed 97 (56%)

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