Bernard Baudry Chinon Clos Guillot 2005

Cabernet Franc from Loire, France

Item No. 92362
  • red wine
  • W&S93
  • RP92
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2008
  • W&S92

Winemaker's Notes

Cabernet Franc planted in dense, clay and limestone soil recently aquired. This unusual combination of soils helps create a wine of great strength and density, filled with character.

"Baudry's 2005 Chinon Clos Guillot – from relatively young vines in deep, chalky soil – offers a bouquet of buddleia with cassis, maraschino, and brown spices. Filling the mouth with generous fruit and real depth and density of chalky mineral character, black fruits and flowers, it finishes with panache, liveliness and lift that belie its 14.5% alcohol."
-Wine Advocate 91-92

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Kennyboywine - Old Bridge, NJ (read all my reviews)

The wine was gritty and did not display the fruit forward nature that you would expect from a Cab-Franc. It was also a little light. I'm a California and Long Island Cab-Franc fan and this was far below either.
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Learn About Bernard Baudry Map ItMap It

Situated in the village of Cravant-les-Coteaux and in the town of Chinon. The vineyard is home to varying types of soil for each different cuvée. The single grape variety is Cabernet Franc. The soil is worked without using herbicides. The vines are farmed using techniques that are environmentally friendly. Vineyard practices include manual debudding and hand harvesting. Wines mature in concrete and wooden vats and oak barrels.

Learn About Loire

It's unfortunate that this region is so under appreciated and overlooked - the wines from the Loire Valley are outstanding. They are delicious examples of varietal and soil expression and the wide range of wines is so refreshing. Dry, sweet, sparkling, red, white… all represented here in the Loire. The main white grapes are Chenin Blanc, Muscadet and Sauvignon Blanc. For reds...

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Learn About Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc(cab-uhr-NAY frahnk) Right Place, Right time You won't often find this grape bottled as a single variety as it can lean towards earthy, vegetal tendencies (think green pepper & olives). Its typical place is in a blend with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or both. Cabernet Franc's home is the right bank of Bordeaux. It is an integral part in...

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