A light, lively, flavorful wine. I really liked it.
Very dark, jet black-ruby color. Textbook Chinon/Cab Franc nose of black cherry, dry underbrush, and a note that wavers between machine oil and toasted walnut oil. Smooth and lively in the mouth, with intense flavors but in a medium-bodied frame. Bone dry black cherry extract, loads of rocky minerals with a very slightly bitterish edge. Long, pure finish. Lots of soft micro-tannin adds a little texture as the finish fades. B+. Not sure what this would cost at retail, but it was $33 at Bistro du Coin in DC. Imported by Monsieur Touton Selections.