Sunday, November 16, 2008


Finally drank my first Chinon in many months. I've missed you, Loire! Been thinking so much about that last great bottle of Chinon I had, when Iwas still in UWP.

Dark colour, great saturation. Dark berries, smoky oak. A little uninspired, quite a generic nose, which is so disappointing. Tight in the mouth, big tannins, but integrated oak. Again, this reminds me of the Languedoc, not the Loire. Unfortunate. Trying to make a blockbuster styled wine is a sadly misguided route, that'll fizzle out once this trend ends. Shit, and I had such high hopes for this wine.

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