Couly-Dutheil Chinon La Baronnie Madeleine 2005

Cabernet Franc from Loire, France

Price: $19.99
Item No. 96090
  • WS92
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Elegant and harmonious. A grand classic.

Critical Acclaim

"Complex and intense aromas with a seductively silky palate of ripe fruit. A rock-solid, with ripe, structured layers of plum, black currant and black cherry offset by sweet olive tapenade, mineral and aged tobacco. The long, iron-filled finish shows impressive depth. Should age nicely. Drink now through 2010. 4,000 cases made. "
92 Points

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Rating:
(9/29/2010)
Good fruit. Robust, but not overpowering. Subtle tannins. Great selection at the price.
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Rating:
(9/28/2010)
I didn't buy enough of it.
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Learn About Couly-Dutheil

Established in 1921 by Baptiste Dutheil, then developped by Rene Couly who married Madeleine Dutheil, the House of Couly-Dutheil has become over the years the great name for Chinon. Today Couly-Dutheil remain a family house owned by the third and fouth generation. The Chinon region has all the qualities of the greatest soils. Its semi-oceanic climate is exceptionaly mild and...

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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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