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
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.