Red

2005 Marc Brédif Chinon

Cabernet Franc

  • France
  • Loire Valley
  • Touraine
  • Chinon
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Community Tasting Notes 29

  • tmoritz1 wrote: 90 points

    December 3, 2011 - Drinking very nicely now-berry and dried fruit-Tannis are well blended and not too pronounced-Nice balance and acidity-

  • fultonjf wrote: 90 points

    November 17, 2011 - What a difference 3 years makes. The green notes are strong, the finish is smooth and if you like cab franc, you will not be disappointed. What surprised me most was how vibrant the wine tastes and how much bouquet is left on the nose. No reason not to drink away if you have them.

  • Pinoteer wrote: 85 points

    November 5, 2011 - Decanted for several hours. Loads of green pepper and jalapeño pepper, but only a little black cherry fruit. Nice balance. Moderate length finish. Velvety. More fruit would garner a higher score.

  • tmoritz1 wrote: 88 points

    March 2, 2011 - Berry nose. Good acidity and medium to light tannins.Hint of minerals.Fresh tasting and goes with a wide range of foods. Perfect everyday wine and a good value

  • curtispomeroy wrote: 88 points

    February 12, 2011 - I'm generally not a big fan of cab franc but tonight I really enjoyed this wine. Served it with vegetarian pizza and a beet salad which was perfect pairing.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/22/2011 (link) 91 points

    (Marc Brédif Chinon) Very dark red violet color; Cabernet Franc, tart currant, brooding, beets nose; plush, poised, tart currant palate; medium-plus finish 91+ points

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  • By Jon Rimmerman
    12/3/2007 (link)

    (BREDIF Chinon) 2005 Chinon

    Dear Friends,

    Grab them while you can.

    Quasi- everyday wines like this are about to be a thing of the past (at least from one of the finest vintages for toothsome Chinon in the last twenty) and I’m securing as many cases of the best wines as I can.

    The 2005 Loire vintage had many areas of acclaim but I hold to the fact that the tannic/mineral infused Cabernet Franc from Chinon was its epicenter - the wines can be simply spectacular at the high end and at the moderate price level they are basically as grand (especially if a producer concentrates on one bottling instead of 3-4 luxury bottlings - as is the case below). The 2005 wines from Chinon represent some of the very best buys in red wine from the last decade and they will age for years, unfolding sweet layers of rock and spice as they uncoil.

    Glorious, medium weight Cabernet Franc, woven black/purple color with strong earth tones just after opening then rounding out with sweet gripping tannins - this is just what you look for in a beautifully made wine to compliment your meal on a Wednesday night. Enough said - I bought a case for myself just because.

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for outstanding value and bang for your declining dollar

    ONE SHIPMENT ONLY with perfect provenance at this price

    2005 Marc Bredif Chinon

    Thank you,

    Jon Rimmerman
    Garagiste
    Seattle, WA

    Loire2110

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Marc Brédif
  • Varietal Cabernet Franc
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Loire Valley
  • SubRegion Touraine
  • Appellation Chinon

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 14 (8%)
  • In Cellars 37 (22%)
  • Consumed 115 (69%)

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