2012-10-31

2009 Couly-Dutheil La Baronnie Madeleine Chinon

Couly-Dutheil is a producer established in 1921. The vineyards lie within Chinon, a sub-region in the Loire valley. Unusually for the Liore valley, there is almost no white wines produced here. To be classified as a Chinon the wine must be beased on the Cabernet Franc grape, but it is allowed to use a maximum of 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Tasting note for the 2009 Couly Dutheil La Baronnie Madeleine Chinon

Tasting note for the 2009 Couly-Dutheil La Baronnie Madeleine Chinon



Purple colour. Very green on the nose but blows away to some extent. Dark fruit and some earthy tones. To me the palate is dominated by the greenness, represented by a good fistful of paprika. There is some earthy tones here as well as dark fruit and some sour cherries. The finish has good length with a very vegetal aspect and earthy with some sour cherries. 84 points
 
This is a good Chinon at a very nice price point. It has the green aspect that you often find in these wines, but is not my cup of tea. It’s well made, but I score my wines based on whether I like them or not.

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