Domaine de Pallus Chinon Les Pensées de Pallus 2014

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$22.79

SKU 35069

750ml

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92
wa
91+
Since the debut 2004 vintage, Les Pensées has grown in stature with each passing vinage. It is assembled from parcels on several different soil types, with the aim to define "Chinon" in a glass. It reveals classic Loire Valley Cabernet Franc aromas and flavors, but with remarkable precision and the kind of textural depth that is rarely seen in Chinon.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country France
Region Loire Valley
Appellation Chinon
Brand Domaine de Pallus
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorJuicy, ripe and still a bit compact, with a solid core of cassis, plum and blackberry fruit inlaid with alluring ganache, singed bay leaf and black tea notes. Shows good grip through the finish, with smoldering tobacco details. There's lots here, just needs to unwind. Best from 2018 through 2025. 3,000 cases made.

James Molesworth, 2017
  • wa91+

Wine AdvocateThe dark purple ruby-colored 2014 Chinon Les Pensées de Pallus Cabernet Franc has an intense, pure and fresh, well-concentrated bouquet of dark berries, crushed stones, spices, pencil lead and floral aromas. Medium to full-bodied, intense and juicy, with perfectly ripe dark fruit flavors, firm tannins and a delicate acidity, this is an excellent and persistent Cabernet Franc with a long and aromatic finish. The velvety textured 2014 is in great balance and reveals a fascinating tension on the finish. A beautiful wine with beef or liver.

Stephan Reinhardt, October 28, 2016

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