Original
43 Ratings
Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses

Wine Details

Style

Red

Region

ChinonLoireFrance

Wine Description

(2010 Vintage) Light, bright red. Highly pungent bouquet of spicy red fruits, licorice and cured meat. Very spicy and focused, offering bitter cherry and redcurrant flavors and slow-building tannins. Structured but light on its feet, finishing with strong cut and a resonating licorice quality.

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    uhhhh. just. wow.

    about 6 years
Expert Reviews
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 04/09. This is immediately alluring on the nose, with detailed aromas of dried cherries, leather, pressed flowers and cured meat. It's surprisingly mature for a 2002, but no less enjoyable for it, demonstrating a graceful balance and a subtle, nuanced complexity of flavor. In an age when many producers in the appellation are opting for power over finesse, it's refreshing to taste a top-class Chinon in a restrained, old-fashioned style.