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Domaine De La Croix Marie Les Lisons Chinon 2014 – Ahead of the Pack for the Region

Domaine De La Croix Marie, Les Lisons Chinon 2014, Loire Valley, France, Wine Casual

Domaine De La Croix Marie, Les Lisons Chinon 2014, Loire Valley, France

Tasting Note: Ruby in color with some purple highlights this Chinon has a nose of dry red and black fruit mixed with a small helping of spring green vegetables.

Barnyard blackberry, hibiscus and pre-bloom rose petal register on the nose along with bone-dry cedar mixed with violet and afternoon dew-soaked earth.

You smell this and right away know this is a French wine.

On the palate the wine is supple with soft tannin that gives way to subtle mid-palate complexity that completes with a bouncy, velvety, slightly round-but-yet-motivated finish.

A well-done Chinon that is ahead of the pack for the region.

Bottle Note: Red Loire wine – Cabernet Franc. Les Lisons (clay terrain) is a single 2.5 hectare parcel of vines located on the southern slopes of Ligré. This wine displays the clean, precise character of a great terroir of the left bank of Chinon. Very careful harvesting by hand allows us to create a wine with silky tannin and great elegance. It can be laid down for 5 years.

Rating: 92 points
Price: $16
Alcohol: 13%
Importer: Weygandt-Metzler, Unionville, Pennsylvania
Tasted: Home
Tasting Date: March 26, 2016

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