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WTN: Refreshing CabFranc from Touraine-Amboise

by Tim York » Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:45 pm

Touraine-Amboise "Bécarre" 2006 - Damien Delecheneau - Alc. 13.5% - (€12,60) made from Cabernet Franc.
C: Quite deep with purple tints.
N: Subdued red fruit with red currant tinge.
P: Chewy round fruit, vigorously gutsy, medium bodied, some structure and a lot of bracing mouth-watering acidity with hints of varnish (VA?). Perfect for warm day salads but lacking the subtle refinement of good Chinon and Bougueil and the body and complexity of Saumur-Champigny and therefore a bit over-priced in comparison with them; 15/20+.
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Re: WTN: Refreshing CabFranc from Touraine-Amboise

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:00 pm

Took me a while to find something Tim. New name, up and coming eh.

http://www.lagrangetiphaine.com/vf/pagemenu.html
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Re: WTN: Refreshing CabFranc from Touraine-Amboise

by Tim York » Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:39 am

Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:Took me a while to find something Tim. New name, up and coming eh.

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Yes, Bob, I think that Delecheneau is on the roll. I have some richly constituted dry Montlouis from him. The Côt VV (Malbec) is one to look out for but does bot seem to be imported by la Cave des Oblats.
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