Jean-Maurice Raffault Chinon 2017
The fruit for Raffault’s Chinon rouge comes from several parcels on sandy, alluvial soil near the Vienne River. This origin gives a supple, fruity Chinon that is perfect for early drinking and versatile with food. The wine’s bright cherry and raspberry flavors are best appreciated at cellar temperature, so put your bottle in the frig for 5-10 minutes if your house temp runs on the warmer side...look for notes of vanilla and herbs with a fresh finish.
|Region||France, Loire Valley, Chinon|
Wine SpectatorLively, with an old-school hint to the ample mix of thyme and olive notes infusing the bitter cherry and plum fruit flavors. Light briary tannins and a chalky thread give the finish cut and length. Drink now through 2021. 5,000 cases made, 900 cases imported.
Wine EnthusiastThis is a simple, smoky wine with spice and stalky black-fruit flavors. It has a ripe character underlined by fruitiness that is still young and ebullient. Drink from late 2019.