Domaine de L'R Les 5 Elements Chinon 2007

I am quite partial to the cabernet franc based wines from Chinon in the Loire Valley, which are frequently good everyday wines in the well priced range of 6 to 10 euros in France.

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This wine however, while typical of Chinon, wasn't an especially good example of it. It had an aroma of herbs and taught fruit, and a pleasant red fruit palate suitable for everyday drinking.  It would have been perfectly fine at $15 a bottle, but at $35.50 per bottle I felt it overpriced.  I'd really quite like to find some competitive "substitute" Australian examples of cabernet franc.  80 points.

Source: retail
abv: 12%

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