Domaine de Pallus Chinon Les Pensees de Pallus 2007

Cabernet Franc from Loire, France

$19.99
Item No. 104542
  • red wine
  • WS90
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:
  • 2008
  • RP89

Winemaker's Notes

Bertrand selects from the estate's best parcels to work in "his way," and those form the basis for his Les Pensées. The vines for Pensées have an average age of over 30 years old. 100% Cabernet Franc

Critical Acclaim

"Fresh and bright, with nice cut to the tobacco, green olive and mineral notes that weave through the core of sappy, pure kirsch and plum fruit flavors. The finish is bright and lengthy. Drink now through 2011. "
90 Points

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Vegas Dave - Las Vegas, NV (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(12/23/2010)
Just an excellent, beautiful, refined and elegant wine. Provided this for a dinner party we attended, and everyone raved. Several had never had a varietal Cabernet Franc before and were very impressed. Am sorry it's no longer available, because I would have bought more.
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Learn About Domaine de Pallus

While achieving stardom at Spain’s Dominio de Atauta, Bertrand Sourdais remained passionate for his native Chinon, and for its emblematic variety, Cabernet Franc. In 2003, with his father’s retirement nearing,Bertrand took up the challenge of creating something great at the family estate, Domaine de Pallus. Bertrand has brought to the project an insider's sense of tradition combined with an outsider's eye for change. He aspires to test the limits of possibility for the vineyards that 5 generations of his family have worked.

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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