Sunday, September 02, 2012

Domain Gouron Chinon 2009 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:

Interesting notes of eucalyptus, graphite, and blackberry mingle on the nose

Medium bodied and firmly textured on the palate

Finishes with a good beam of acidity layered with anise, plum, and graphite

Summary:

Chinon is a French wine region worth exploring.  The reds are fragrant, medium bodied wines made from Cabernet Franc that delivery fruit and acidity often accompanied by some graphite notes.  This one is particularly well made and delivers integrated flavors and aromas that will pair well with veal, lamb, or roasted vegetables.  I paid $15 although typical prices seem to hover closer to $20.  Raise a glass!

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