2006 Catherine et Pierre Breton Bourgueil Franc de Pied

Cabernet Franc

  • France
  • Loire Valley
  • Touraine
  • Bourgueil
Drink between 2009 - 2016 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 20

  • repoper wrote: 93 points

    January 19, 2018 - My last of the case. Again spot on and just in the middle of its drinking window. Still dark with no browning at all. The acid is completely resolved and the tannins are very fine. A mouthful of garden veg and wrapped in a beautiful rainbow of dark fruits. Loire cab franc at its most elegant. Great bottle. On to the 2005’s. A few hours later it’s just a mouthful of vegis. A bit lean but this is classic Loire Valley cab franc.
    I like this profile a lot.

  • repoper wrote: 91 points

    December 20, 2016 - Tonight the V-8 of wine. Green bell peppers, tomatoes, celery the full gamete of the garden. The wine is just the typical Loire Valley Cab Franc. Tannin and acids in balance. Like this very much.

  • senna22 Likes this wine:

    April 18, 2016 - Bought on release from Chambers Street and cellared ever since. Been meaning to pull my 4 bottles from long term storage just to open and pour out given the frequency of bad bottles. Then I read Repoper's reviews and thought maybe there is a chance. Tonight expecting very little - I even pulled two bottles to open, almost brought all 4 bottles. Well, surprise, surprise, this is my kind of wine. And no rush to drink - it's only going to get better.

  • repoper wrote: 92 points

    March 25, 2016 - Been drinking these slowly and they just keep getting better and better and thats why I'm so schocked as to all the flawed bottles. I have owned them all from release and have let them sleep without a disturbance. Never thought these as fragile. Tonight pop and pour tonight. Somehow it mixes the green veggies celery turnip root with crunchy cranberry sour black cherries aromas. Very dry and leathery and black pepper. Very long. Still very primary but the fruit is so alive and the acidity balances out the feel in the mouth. Coats the entire palate and nice long finish. IMHO this wine has years and years to go before it struts any secondry traits. I still have 6 that I will follow over the next several years. I love this producer and have a lot of '05 (36 bottles) of different vineyards that I have not even tried. If you like this style wine, which is singularly unique, the Brentons are way up on my list. This is the best bottle to date and they keep etting better.

  • repoper wrote:

    November 26, 2015 - I am shocked to see so many flawed bottles. I am well thru my first case and just opened number 7 to decant for this afternoon and have never had one yet.
    My experiences with this wine which started in 2013 have been excellent. The wine is still very primary and has been drinking better and better as time passes. I do find that it is necessary to airate and decant for many hours 6 - 10.
    The nose thismorning was amazing. I could smell it the minute I poped the cork. Beautiful darl fruit and I did take a small taste, which was stellar. An perfect balance of fruit acid and tannin. It is still just enetering the early part of it drinking phase.
    I am looking forward to the balance of the Brenton '06's I have.
    11/27 We consumed it last night after a 10 hour airation and decant. It was amazing and in a really good place. This is exactly we buy and cellar these wines.
    Can't wait to break into my '05's

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2008, Issue #16, The Loire Valley Still in Full Bloom

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2007, Issue #10, Recently Tasted Loire Valley Wines: The Garden is Open

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  • By Chris Kissack
    July 2008 (link) 16.5+ points

    (Catherine & Pierre Breton Bourgueil Franc de Pied) Quite a lot of depth to the colour, here, plenty of pigment, and a very youthful purple tinge to the hue as well. The nose simply sings of the Loire, and of Bourgueil; there is a little vein of blueberry, and alongside that notes of blackcurrant leaf, tobacco and celery seed. The palate has a fine substance, showing flesh and body, but with a very light-filled, fresh, sappy and really rather juicy presence in the mouth. This persists, and covers the burgeoning seam of tannins that appears in the midpalate and which tries to dominate the finish rather well. This gives a lot of sweet and joyful pleasure now, but will certainly age nicely in the cellar. Very good indeed.

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  • By Lyle Fass
    10/7/2007 (link)

    (Breton Bourgueil Franc de Pied) This is a lovely drink now. Earthy, herbal scents mix with black fruit on the somewhat unevolved nose. Juicy and primary with lovely concentration and a firm structure. I really like this and this is the best Breton wine I have tasted in a while.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Catherine et Pierre Breton
  • Varietal Cabernet Franc
  • Designation Franc de Pied
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Loire Valley
  • SubRegion Touraine
  • Appellation Bourgueil

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  • In Cellars 17 (28%)
  • Consumed 43 (72%)

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