Chinon, Les Silènes, Charles Joguet 2018
|Bottle Size||75 cl|
|Area||Saumur & Middle Loire|
|Major Grape||Cabernet Franc|
|Grapes||100% Cabernet Franc|
|Drinking Guide||Drink or Keep|
|More Features||Environmentally Friendly , Organic|
|Food Match||Lamb, Roast|
There are some excellent cabernet francs now coming out of the Loire. Charles Joguet is one of the region’s most interesting domains and this easy-drinking chinon is clean and fresh, with lots of crunchy red fruit.
In the Loire, where cooler temperatures emphasise the freshness but also the silkiness of the grape, [Cabernet Franc] really comes into its own in juicy, toothsome reds which can be drunk young, although some can be aged with brilliant result. From a highly regarded producer, the Charles Joguet Les Silenes Chinon 2018 is a benchmark example of the style, with masses of clean, black-cherry fruit, a lovely purity of flavour and some enticing leathery and tobacco notes – and sometimes a little dark chocolate – which are characteristic of the grape.