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Noire Chinon Soif de Tendresse Rouge 2009
Noire Chinon Soif de Tendresse Rouge 2009
France / Loire Valley
Domaine de Noiré
Red / 750ml (regular bottle)
Dry / Juicy & Smooth
  Call 1-800-266-6585 to inquire.

This wine has an almost Alice in Wonderland-like enchantment about it; with its lip-smacking, bountiful red fruit and spice, it might as well come with a “Drink Me” label around its neck. Aromas remind of wildflowers and white pepper, with touches of earth and small red berries. The mouth is vibrant and fresh, with juicy persistence and lively notes of baking spices. Very, very appealing, and a knock-out in terms of price/quality.
2009 Domaine Noire Chinon Soif de Tendresse
6.20.2011
If you were handed a lovely Loire red with a label that read, "DRINK ME," would you?  If the bottle was from Jean-Max Manceau, the Cheshire of Chinon and master of all things Cabernet Franc, you should. This delightful bottle from the supple, wonderfully ripe 2009 vintage has pleasure (not to mention "Drink Me" with friends) written all over it.  Lively, fruity and filled with spice and pep, it is one of the more easy-drinking, perfectly ripe and almost creamy, pure Cabernet Franc wines we've had in a while (at least since the 2005 vintage, another lovely year that made for delicious wines in the Loire). continue reading >>

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Noire Chinon Soif de Tendresse 375ml 2008
Noire Chinon Soif de Tendresse 375ml 2008
France / Loire Valley
"Essence of fresh, juicy, tart blackberries tinged with ginger, pepper, salt, and thyme inform the nose and a palate of vibratory energy and exhilarating invigoration in the finish such as one seldom encounters in a red wine…"
Call 1-800-266-6585 to inquire.

Noire Chinon Soif de Tendresse Rouge 2008
Noire Chinon Soif de Tendresse Rouge 2008
France / Loire Valley
"Essence of fresh, juicy, tart blackberries tinged with ginger, pepper, salt, and thyme inform the nose and a palate of vibratory energy and exhilarating invigoration in the finish such as one seldom encounters in a red wine…"
Call 1-800-266-6585 to inquire.

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