Red

2009 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée

Cabernet Franc

  • France
  • Loire Valley
  • Touraine
  • Chinon
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Community Tasting Notes 79

  • Cote d'Or wrote:

    August 8, 2020 - Tasted over 2 hrs
    -med dark red purple no clearing
    -muted ripe dark fruit apple peel
    -med acidity, med weight focused mineral dominant with faint black raspberry finishes long with a bitter note and med/med- tannins
    -most of the fruit has faded but this is still polished for a Chinon and has a lot of mid-palate density and structure left to continue to evolve

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Anonymous wrote: 95 points

    June 10, 2020 - Took a bit longer to open than the Clos Guillot but really sang when it did. Absolutely electric wine. Piercing notes of limestone and minerals weave through ripe cherry and berry fruit with perfect notes of violets. It's hard to explain how precise and deft everything is with this wine. The texture and shape of the structural elements combined with complex notes from all parts of the aroma wheel. This still has a great life ahead of it but it is on a first plateau, if you are so inclined.

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • bags wrote:

    May 5, 2020 - this seems ready to drink, though probably tertiary flavors developing over the next decade or more.

  • dream wrote: 92 points

    April 22, 2020 - Good solid ruby color with a silky, saturated texture and delicious, juicy flavors of dark red berries and floral spice. I love the taut, chalky finish with notes of tobacco, minerals and a hint of bacon-fat. Still so youthful but well-integrated and growing in volume. This is a racy, pure and authentic Chinon. 92+

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  • dbp wrote: 91 points

    March 24, 2020 - This is my first bottle in 5 years. I think the wine has smoothed considerably in that time and lost some of its angular acidity, which is a bit of a shame. The aromas are creamy and fruity, soft and smooth. There's some graphite poking Italian plum meat aromas on the nose too. Palate is quite smooth and integrated at this juncture. Soft and round in the mouth, showing some acidity start to build after 5 seconds, and only then does the wall of tannins attack. Mainly it's about the texture as the flavors are soft and plum in nature, but nothing about this feels over ripe. Good acidity and tartness attack on the finish, and again after that does the wall of tannins begin. More Italian plum on the finish, with lingering acidity and minerals. This wine is certainly elegant in its approach, but it's not in your face so it could also pass you by without paying close attention. With close attention it reveals a nice, elegant nature. I'm not sure where it's headed now... I still have over a case left so I think it's time to start cracking into these in more earnest. It may be at a plateau of fruit and structure integration, though I do actually miss some of its youthful angularity.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2012, Issue #37, The Annual Loire Valley Report: The 2010 Vintage and Other Recently Tasted Gems

    (Chinon “la Croixe Boissée”- Domaine Bernard Baudry) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Chris Kissack
    January 2011 (link) (18-19) points

    (Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boisée) From a clay-limestone terroir, the vines aged approximately 30 to 50 years says Mathieu. This has 18 months in barrel, and so will not be bottled for some time yet. A great creamy colour here. A smoky nose, with wonderful fruit expression, concentrated but without being overly rich or sweet. A full, lightly creamy style on the palate, with precise and dark fruit again but here with a very pointed definition - although still very rich, with a massive presence in the mouth. There are tannins here, but they are very well hidden beneath the fruit. And yet it still remains true to the appellation, with a persistent freshness and style to the fruit. A firmer style of tannins than Le Clos Guillot in the finish, and a slowly fading length. This should be great.

  • By Chris Kissack
    February 2010 (link) (18-19+) points

    (Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boisée) This is from a pure limestone terroir, tuffeau as it is known locally. A great nose here, rich and dense, with pure ripe fruit. Dark, concentrated, with a slightly sooty edge perhaps reflecting the wine's tannic substance. This is exactly what the palate possesses; dense substance, very rich yet balanced, with a firm tannic core giving the wine a monumental structure. This is a huge wine, a vin de garde, which requires 10-15 years before it will be ready.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • 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

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  • Pending Delivery 6 (1%)
  • In Cellars 545 (69%)
  • Consumed 238 (30%)

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