Red

2005 Catherine et Pierre Breton Chinon Beaumont

Cabernet Franc

  • France
  • Loire Valley
  • Touraine
  • Chinon
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Community Tasting Notes 15

  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    February 27, 2016 - Q1 Tasting - Cabernet Franc wines (Our Apt): Wine #12: Drank as part of a blind tasting of Cabernet Franc. For some reason I ended up pretty distracted during the tasting of this wine and I don't think I paid it the proper attention. The cough syrup and tannin combination is all I noted. I did go back to revisit when we realized that we had a '98 and '05 from the same producer/vineyard and I remember thinking it was amazing how much difference there was between the two wines. This one had quite a bit more fruit in it, was still very young tasting. None of the caramelized coffee tones of age. (3 pennies)

  • gregg g wrote:

    April 3, 2011 - Among a bunch of wines, this gem stood out. Groovy wine. Very Chinon. Starting to lose the hard edges with lovely structured CF fruit. In a nice place, but will be amazing in 5 yrs..except it has a neo cork, so I'm drinking my last one by 2014.

  • schway wrote: 87 points

    February 12, 2010 - Clay, pepper, herbs and some cloves on the nose. Seems somewhat closed aromatically in comparison to what I remember fro last times. Zingy blackberry and bitter herbs on the palate. Super dry. Quite tannic. Shortish finish. A bit nondescript. Lacking in some classic Chinon character. Good structure, but fruit is fading, so I'm skeptical about it's ability to age well.

  • mocamro wrote: 89 points

    December 5, 2009 - 89 - Excellent

  • Zinny wrote:

    October 29, 2009 - Very slight, floral nose. Strong fruit on the palate with blackberries and cherries. Some notes of baking spice, earth as well. The body is ok, the finish a little short with kind of a bitterness. I'm definitely not as excited as I appeared to be in last years note but I still found the wine very enjoyable. This would be a good wine to have with roast chicken or grilled porkchops.

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

    (Catherine and Pierre Breton Chinon “Beaumont”) Subscribe to see review text.

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    1/14/2008 (link)

    (Breton Chinon "Beaumont") This had lovely aromas of ripe red and black fruits, nervy acidity and very ripe tannins and a just a very ripe profile in general. Not stripped of any of its Chinon character at all due to its ripeness. There was a nice herbal streak that ran through the wine. I would drink this ahead of the 2004 if you are sitting on both. Of course this will positively evolve for many years but no crime in enjoying it now. A lovely Chinon and for under $20 an astonishing QPR.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Catherine et Pierre Breton
  • Varietal Cabernet Franc
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Beaumont
  • Country France
  • Region Loire Valley
  • SubRegion Touraine
  • Appellation Chinon
  • UPC Code 3760099780104

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 5 (6%)
  • In Cellars 31 (37%)
  • Consumed 48 (57%)

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