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Lorgeril 1620 Cabernet Franc 2016 – A Delicious, Warmer-Weather Cab Franc

Lorgeril, 1620 Cabernet Franc 2016, Pay D’Oc, France, Wine Casual

Lorgeril, 1620 Cabernet Franc 2016, Pay D’Oc, France

Tasting Note: A supple cabernet franc that tastes like it was grown by a French winemaker in a warmer temperature in the south of France (which it was) absent the strong green notes one often gets in Loire cabernet franc.

Deep-intensity purple in color, this wine has an aromatic nose of black plum, pencil shavings, forest floor, violet blossom, black tea and raspberry puree.

On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied cabernet franc delivers medium-intensity, ripe-fruit flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium-plus acidity and velvety, medium-plus tannin.

The wine is balanced and is competitive with warmer-weather cabernet franc coming out of the new world.


Bottle Note: Situated between the Pyrenees to the South and the Black Mountains to the North, Carcassonne is best known for its fabulous medieval city, surrounded by massive battlements, a Unesco World Heritage site. It enjoys a privileged position where the excesses of the Mediterranean climate are tempered by the coolness of the Atlantic. The wine abounds in rich and lush spicy notes, brushed with racy tannins and violet scents. A good wine for roasted meats, BBQ and mature cheeses. 100% cabernet franc.

Rating: 88 points
Price: $13
Alcohol: 12.5%
Importer: Corus Imports, Stamford, Connecticut
Tasted: Home
Tasting Date: October 1, 2018

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