Bright medium ruby with basically no edge. Dirty baby diaper, smoked sausage and petrichor rule the nose, settling down to a cut grass, cinnamon-stick sorta relative calmness, although *calm* is a complete misnomer for this bottle. It churns out gobs of nuance nose and mouth, taking a big blustery funky typicity and calmy transforms it into a fruity beauty.
In the mouth, gritty fruit hits hard and never quite relinquishes its grip. Bitter edges crescendo to full-on gunpowder gear-lube tongue-curling beauty. Only the fruit exceeds in beauty. Black, brilliant fruit, but it is really the acid and minerality and tannin which steal the show. So I’m a little torn on what I like best about this wine. The Nose, the taste, the finish. A powerhouse Chinon batting WAY over its price-point. How can you NOT like a wine like this. Absolute PERFECTION in cab-franc.
2015 PHILIPPE ALLIET Cabernet Franc Chinon ACC France 12.5