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2014 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée

Cabernet Franc

  • France
  • Loire Valley
  • Touraine
  • Chinon
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Community Tasting Notes 24

  • apple1813 Likes this wine: 93 points

    June 27, 2021 - 2014 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée was complex, finely textured and mineral-driven. The developing Loire Breton was clear and medium ruby in colour with traces of fine sediments. It took two hours of gentle in-bottle aeration to open up impressive aromatics of farmyard, liqourice and crushed rocks, accompanied by redcurrant, violet and tobacco leaf.

    The mouthfeel was dry and medium-bodied, with medium level of finely grained tannin and high level of fresh acidity. Flavours of earth, forest berries, mint, graphite and Pu'er black tea lingered in a persistent, mineral-driven finish. The minerality and structure of this cuvée outclassed the Le Clos Guillot sibling from the same producer. While it is a pleasure to enjoy at the moment, it can be aged comfortably for another decade.

    According to the winery website, the vines were cultivated on a south-facing slope composed of sandy clay over white limestone. The juice was fermented for twenty days in oak vats, followed by twenty four months of ageing in used oak barrels. It was bottled unfiltered.

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  • MJReb wrote: 92 points

    June 9, 2021 - Mainly black berries, some black cherries, there is also red fruit (pomegranate), plums, the usual salinity, powerful and concentrated stuff, which is accessible. For me the best Cab Franc I know outside of Bordeaux rive droite.

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  • brigcampbell wrote:

    April 23, 2021 - Book Club - Reunited (Steve's Place): Blind: my initial take was California Cab with some age. I stayed with it to my demise.

    The fact that nobody called this Cab Franc, quite frankly, is an embarrassment. This has everything you read about from the Loire. A little poop, tobacco leaf, bell pepper, and I even got a bite of jalapeño.

    Blind I thought I was getting redwood and oak spice/pepper. ugh

  • Frank Murray III wrote:

    April 22, 2021 - Bookclub--Wines Tasted Blind: First of two that I bought back in 2017. Poured blind, I arrayed this in the same flight as two CA Syrahs, putting this Baudry at the front of the flight. My intent was to get a non-Syrah wine that still had the effusive aromatics to make the guys think. It worked. Some called aged Cab, another Grenache. And I think the two Syrahs forced them off their gut instinct to think about the wine on its own rather than the peers it was arrayed with, as no one called Cab Franc. Yet, the wine showed as I expected, with tobacco leaf and some bell pepper. One guy at the table called Brett on the wine, although I didn't really sense it as the wine showed pretty clean to me. Juicy, expansive palate, dark red fruits with good tang and medium weight. This showed well.

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  • Vas19 Likes this wine: 91 points

    February 15, 2021 - Deep, dark cab franc. Still young but the quality is there.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2014
  • Type Red
  • Producer Domaine Bernard Baudry
  • Varietal Cabernet Franc
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard La Croix Boissée
  • Country France
  • Region Loire Valley
  • SubRegion Touraine
  • Appellation Chinon
  • UPC Code 761503515179

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 15 (3%)
  • In Cellars 442 (79%)
  • Consumed 104 (19%)

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