Monday, July 04, 2011

2009 Charles Joguet CHINON ROSÉ (Loire Valley, France)

This was a very good, earthy, muscular, yet balanced rose.  I think it was made of Cabernet Franc grapes, like most Chinon roses.

Beautiful light coppery-watermelon color.  Inviting, earthy, strawberry/cherry nose with a steely mineral spine.  Big, dry, earthy flavors with lots of ripe, dry cherry fruit.  Good acidity for an '09 to balance out the fairly full body.  Long, powerful, clean finish.  Very good.  B+.  Imported by Kermit Lynch.  Got this on sale from B-21 Wines in Florida for $12, making it a great value.

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