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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Domaine de la Noblaie Chinon Rouge Les Chiens-Chiens 2008
Domaine de la Noblaie Chinon Rouge Les Chiens-Chiens 2008
(search item no. 112250)

PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $14.97

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Aromas of blackberries, sandalwood and black olive. On the palate, we feel black fruits aromas and spices. The tannins are smooth and elegant with a satisfying persistence.
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About Domaine de la Noblaie:

24-year-old Jerome Billard doesn’t make your father’s Chinon. After work at both Château Petrus in Bordeaux and Dominus in California, two of the world’s most prestigious estates, who would expect him to turn out Cabernet Franc like anyone else in the area?

Domaine la Noblaie is one of the oldest family estates in the Chinon appellation. With 18 hectares of holdings on hillside vineyards in Ligré, the property sits at almost the highest altitude in the entire AOC with commanding views over the river and the 600 year-old Chinon fortress. To say that Noblaie is a magical place doesn’t even come close to doing it justice.

The property is owned and run today by François Billard, an oenologist and former professor of viticulture. Many of today’s hottest winemakers were his former students including the immensely-talented Vincent Ogereau. However, after his son Jerome wrapped up the afore-mentioned internships in Bordeaux, California, and Australia, François has handed over most of the winemaking responsibilities to his extremely able son.