June 26, 2020 - Excellent. Youthful, drinking great. Herbs and angular fruit. Great complexity. Love it. Drinking well now or hold.
March 20, 2020 - Still young, fresh, dense and developing a very typical CF bouquet. Some time left, no problem. Very nice wine with duck and beef meats
I loved it
April 9, 2019 - To me it seemed that this is more harsh and with higher acidity than FdP version. Overall, still a very beautiful wine, still on the young side. On the finish the same lemon juice as in FdP supplemented by sandpaper feeling.
May 27, 2018 - Still seems youthful. Rich red and black fruit. No signs of bricking. Improved with a couple of hours of air.
September 15, 2017 - Beautiful deep, even ruby with a saturation that so many of the '05s have had to set them apart visually. Strong green tones and olive. Medium weight with the glycerine and ripeness of the year. Dark cherry fruit, excellent acidity and real stoniness. After about 2 hours, this began to dry out. At least very good at this point, but is it starting to slide?
September 2, 2017 - Rich and full bodied. Brooding flavours of subdued dark fruit with hints of earth and autumn leaf. Good tannins. Seems almost youthful. A very nice wine.
August 1, 2017 - From Auberge du Val de Vienne, Sazilly. €59 off the list. No formal note. This was dark fruited, dense, yet gracious and velvety at the same time, some spice notes, balanced acidity, slightly firm good length finish. Enjoyable but should be better in another 5 years or so.
April 16, 2017 - Ruby. Ripe blackberry. Beautiful weight and texture, excellent depth of fruit, complementary olive tones, light tannins. Almost mature, nice balance without seeming overripe.
February 29, 2016 - A very nice full bodied Cab Franc that was a great pleasure to consume
February 16, 2016 - Grafted vs Ungrafted Cabernet Franc: Greener, more pungent nose than FdP bottling. Light red fruits, a bit of barnyard (FdP had none), long finish. Quite round and harmonic. Seemed to be more edgy and green but also more concentrated than FdP.