Domaine Gouron Chinon 2009

It is a pity that so few Loire red wines make their way to Australia, given the relative paucity of good cabernet franc dominated wines produced on local soil. I find them a perfect companion for pizza or lunch. Domaine Gouron is not a name that I am familiar with, but that of itself attracted my attention. Made from 100% cabernet franc, the 2009 vintage of Chinon from Domaine Gouron is bright with a medium intensity purple in colour. It has an attractive aroma reminiscent of tobacco leaf, raspberries and strawberries. The savoury edged palate is medium bodied with firm chalky tannins and flavours of raspberries and strawberries set to medium length. This is a very good Chinon that is ready to drink now. 88-89 points (very good)

Abv: 13%
Price: $25
Vendors: Primce Wine Store
Website: Domaine Gouron
Tasted: July 2012

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