Chinon Les Grézeaux


100% Cabernet Franc. Grézeaux is Baudry's oldest vines, at 60-70 years, on sandy, gravelly clay soils at the bottom of the hill of Sonnay in the village of Cravant. Fermented in concrete with 20-25- day maceration; aged in three- to five-year-old casks for 12 months.  

93+ points
"...a superb wine in the making. Not surprisingly, given the iconic status of the Baudry family in Cravant-lès-Coteaux, this wine is absolutely classic in all regards, offering up a deep and nascently complex nose of cassis, sweet dark berries, a bit of tobacco leaf, gravelly soil tones, a touch of tree bark and a fine topnote of cigar smoke. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, focused and very pure in its expression of both ripe fruit and soil, with a rock solid core, well-integrated tannins and a very long, complex and soil-driven finish. This is accessible out of the blocks, but as is always the case with the les Grézeaux bottling from the Baudrys, this is a wine built for the cellar and its apogee is probably eight to ten years out from today. A dynamite bottle. 2022-2055+."
John Gilman,
View From the Cellar
, Issue #77

Product Line: 
Cabernet Franc
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