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Domaine de la Guilloterie, Saumur-Champigny, Tradition, 2018

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Domaine de la Guilloterie, Saumur-Champigny, Tradition, 2018

Unoaked, enticingly dramatic purple, with a perfume made up of berries and roses, this is richly black-fruited, silky, with attractive chalky and leafy hints. Long and complete, a winner again. A match made in heaven for roast ham.... Read More

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Domaine de la Guilloterie, Saumur-Champigny, Tradition, 2018

ColourRed

RegionLoire

GrowerDomaine de la Guilloterie

Grape VarietyCabernet Franc

Vintage2018

ABV14%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeGUL318

Our Rating

Medium Bodied

Light > Full

Loire Valley

In early February I undertook our annual visit to the wine fair in Angers, escaping the snow which engulfed much of the UK during that week.

This is the yearly opportunity for the vast majority of vignerons in the Loire valley to show off their latest offerings to the rest of the world. The early season’s weather in 2008 was not kind, with variously frost, hail and torrential...

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Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Francis a parent of Cabernet Sauvignon.

A cross of it with Sauvignon Blanc resulted in Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc tends to be softer and has less tannins than Cabernet Sauvignon, although the two can be difficult to distinguish. Many of the red wines of the Loire are primarily Cabernet Franc.

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Domaine de la Guilloterie, Saumur-Champigny, Tradition, 2018

Unoaked, enticingly dramatic purple, with a perfume made up of berries and roses, this is richly black-fruited, silky, with attractive chalky and leafy hints. Long and complete, a winner again. A match made in heaven for roast ham. Now-2022

Saumur-Champigny is a very fashionable appellation in France, leading to price inflation, but it is still possible to find value. This is the Duveau family's principal wine at Guilloterie.

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Chateau de la Liquiere, Faugeres Rouge, 2019

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The estate’s principal wine, an unoaked, life-enhancing blend of Grenache and Syrah with a...

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OriginFrance

RegionFaugeres

ColourRed

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Bottle75

CodeLIQ119

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MAGNUM Château Barrejat, Madiran, Tradition, 2018

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MAGNUM Château Barrejat, Madiran, Tradition, 2018

"Deep purple. Smooth, sweet fruit with more lift and less tannin (despite Tannat's...

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OriginFrance

RegionSouth-West

ColourRed

ABV13%

Magnum150cl

CodeBAJ918

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Chamonix, Cabernet Franc, Franschhoek, 2018

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Chamonix, Cabernet Franc, Franschhoek, 2018
Chamonix, Cabernet Franc, Franschhoek, 2018

New winemaker Niel Bruwer has upped the game at Chamonix: this is brilliant. Fabulous floral...

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OriginSouth Africa

RegionFranschhoek

ColourRed

ABV14.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeCHX518

GrapeCabernet Franc

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Domaine des Forges, Anjou-Villages, Les Trois C, 2019

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Domaine des Forges, Anjou-Villages, Les Trois C, 2019

From 70% Cabernet Franc with 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, grown on clay and sand over schist.;...

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Light > Full

OriginFrance

RegionLoire

ColourRed

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

CodeFOR319

GrapeCabernet Franc & Cabernet Sauvignon

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Guilloterie, Saumur-Champigny, Les Loges, 2018

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Guilloterie, Saumur-Champigny, Les Loges, 2018

"Very deep crimson. Fragrant with good fruit and acidity. Soft and smooth – no great...

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Light > Full

OriginFrance

RegionLoire

ColourRed

ABV14%

Bottle75cl

CodeGUL418

GrapeCabernet Franc

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Vriesenhof, Kallista, Stellenbosch, 2016

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Vriesenhof, Kallista, Stellenbosch, 2016
Vriesenhof, Kallista, Stellenbosch, 2016

A beautiful Bordeaux blend given ageing in plenty of new barrels, 40% Cabernet Franc, 35%...

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OriginSouth Africa

RegionCeres

ColourRed

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeVRI416

GrapeCabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot

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