Aromas of dark cherry, and cranberries, with a hint of cedar and fresh herbs. Soft, ripe stone fruits such as plums and cherries on the palate. Finishes with smooth tannins and hints of cassis and star annise. A good choice for those that enjoy the fruit of Cabernet Sauvignon without the heavier characteristics.
"Cabernet Franc, which comprises roughly 2/3rds of the blend of Château Cheval Blanc--one of Bordeaux's greatest wines--is a tricky grape to get right. It produces wines with a distinctly vegetal character if it doesn't ripen adequately. Fortunately, Clos LaChance got this one right. Theirs, like Cabernet Franc in general, lacks the power of Cabernet Sauvignon, but makes up for it with a Merlot-like earthiness and elegance. Here's a wine for veal."
Wine Review Online 90/100