Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Review: *** $$ Romain Parisis Cuvee Signee Maitre de Chai, Chinon, Loire, France, 2011

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By way of background, opening thoughts: The Chinon area of France is known for its pure cabernet franc varietals - think aromatic and often, light in alcohol.

Original tasting and review : This is Romain Parisis Cuvee Signee Maitre de Chai, Chinon, Loire, France, 2011, finished at 12.5% alcohol and first sampled at three years from vintage date, in July, 2014.

In the glass: Medium red, a hint of charcoal in the middle, a hint of purple at the edge.

On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows bright, light red fruits with an intriguing hint of diced fresh green peppers.  From the aroma, seems like this will be light and full of peppery aromas.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact clean, light, balanced, washed with gentle white pepper.  Tasty acids at the start of the sip move up into your mouth, then slowly settle with a gentle downward wave.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.  I'd certainly seek it out again.

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