Friday, March 23, 2007

Charles Joguet Chinon Cuvee Terroir 2003 wine review by (PB)

This Chinon wine is 100% Cabernet Franc with a big bouquet that reminds of a high end Chianti but only at the surface. Then this wine is absolutely unique. It smells like there is aftershave on the glass but we (NW) and I tasted this wine together and we are very careful about such extraneous odors. Rather the fragrance was just powdery and unreal.

In the mouth, this wine is tart, bitter with a Sangiovese-like similarity but not. It is short on the finish. I think (NW) paid around $17 for this. If you are not experienced with wines from the Chinon which is located in the heart of the Loire, this would be a fun wine to try. Raise a glass to new adventures through new regions!

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