Olga Raffault Chinon "Les Picasses" 1979

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Olga Raffault Chinon "Les Picasses" 1979

115.00

100% Cabernet Franc|  Drink: Now – 2022

Very traditional winemaking, “Les Picasses” is the Raffault’s top vineyard with old vine Cab Franc (although it was not so old when this vintage was planted). Vineyard maintenance is done by hand, native yeast fermentations, and long, slow élevage in large, neutral oak (sometimes chestnut, a local wood in the region) barrels. Recent tastings of the Olga Raffault "les Picasses" going back to 1979 have consistently revealed light, delicate, very complex and beautiful old wines, still possessing a core of red and black fruits with lovely secondary flavors of mushroom, forest floor, sous-bois, licorice, and graphite with herbal and vegetal notes. Serve with wild mushrooms, truffle omelet or coq au vin. Gorgeous wine in perfect shape and in perfect balance, with deeply complex aromas and flavors that shift, and waft in and out. Nose shows prominent graphite, rusty minerality, dried leaves, wood and gently stewed fruit. No need to decant at this stage in maturity.

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