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Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses 2011 – A Chinon with Weight to Stand up to Backyard Grilling

Olga Raffault, Chinon Les Picasses 2011, Loire, France, Wine Casual

Olga Raffault, Chinon Les Picasses 2011, Loire, France

Tasting Note: A Chinon with weight, sturdiness and backbone that could stand up to backyard grilling.

Deep ruby in color this aromatic cabernet franc has a nose of a violet, black plum, raspberry and red currant topped off with aromas of cedar and forest floor.

On the palate the dry, medium-plus bodied Chinon displays restrained red and black flavors that are at once fully developed without being overly ripe.

There is some mid-palate complexity and roundness that completes with hints of chalk on the finish.

Cedar is more prominent on the nose than the palate.

Rating: 91 points
Price: $24
Alcohol: 12.5%
Importer: Louis/Dressner Selections LDM Wines, Inc., New York, New York
Tasted: Home
Tasting Date: August 4, 2016

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