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  • By Chris Kissack
    January 2011, (See more on Winedoctor...) 15.5-16. points

    (Domaine de la Pépière Cuvée Granit (VdP de Loire-Atlantique)) A blend of 50% Cabernet Franc with the balance Cot, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Fermented in wood, generally 3 to 7 years old. This has darker fruit on the nose than the Cabernet Franc, with rather a smoky and crunchy style. Supple fruit on the palate, a decent weight, good structure too, rather grippy and more tannic weight here than in the straight Cabernet Franc. Certainly lots of tannic grip in the finish. Good potential here.
  • By Chris Kissack
    August 2012, (See more on Winedoctor...) 16 points

    (Domaine de la Pépière Cuvée Granit (VdP de Loire-Atlantique)) It has a lovely bright colour in the glass, clean and fresh in terms of hue, and the nose is full of all the fresh fruit character you would expect from this appearance. It has just-ripe notes suggestive of cherry stone and more biting cranberry, along with little elements of raspberry juice. This is not a wine of effusive seduction, feeling more stony, firm and tight, and yet I cannot deny that there is plenty of appealing character to be found here. The palate has a lovely fruit layer which exactly matches that found on the nose, again calling to mind cherry stones with a pebbly bite, and these very firm flavours run right through to the fresh, suck-a-pebble finish. This is bright, clean-lined and characterful, not sweet nor fleshy and yet it has plenty of presence, especially in the cool and confident finish. A good wine, and I enjoyed its delineated character a touch more than the delicious 2009.

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