Olga Raffault

Olga Raffault

Les Barnabés Chinon Cabernet Franc 2018

The catch with these Chinon darlings who deliver so damn well is that you must love Cabernet Franc in all it's divisiveness. I do, but my first thought is this can't really be pleasing to everyone. They're astringent and abrasive and not as open armed hey how ya doing as most.

Ogla's Les Barnabés is easier to get to know, though, and something I thoroughly enjoyed - one part green and two parts red. Stem, wood chips and cedar and double dose of finger staining wild raspberries.
— 19 days ago

Austin, Alex and 16 others liked this

Olga Raffault

Chinon Cabernet Franc Rosé 2021

Good strawberry/mineral combo, crisp and refreshing. — 3 months ago

David, Severn and 4 others liked this

Olga Raffault

La Singuliere Chinon Cabernet Franc 2012

solid and under 40€ in a restaurant — 8 months ago

Josh, Brent and 4 others liked this

Olga Raffault

Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc 2016

Low on the pyrazine scale. High on the earthy/balanced/elegance scale. Comes off a little bit shy at this point. Needs a two hour decant. Beautifully rustic. I like this better than the 2015. Better in 3-4 years. Good luck holding it. — a month ago

Aaron, Andrew and 9 others liked this

Jean-Maurice Raffault

Les Galuches Chinon Cabernet Franc

Another beautiful Cab Franc. More on the herbal, vegetal side. — 12 days ago

Olga Raffault

Champ-Chenin Chinon Chenin Blanc 2018

One of the best chenins! — 3 months ago

Byron, Beth and 1 other liked this

Château La Mission Haut-Brion

La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 1996

Strong, classic Graves Bordeaux. The cab franc was certainly present on the nose, perhaps because this was the sipping wine next to a 2009 Olga Raffault Chinon. Still good presence of darker fruits, with leather, earth and cedar. Nice mouthfeel. — 2 years ago

Ira liked this

Jean-Maurice Raffault

Clos de L’Hospice Cabernet Franc 2018


Excellent. Smooth and balanced. One of the best can francs we’ve had. Birthday wine. Kurt wine. — 14 days ago

Matt Dill
with Matt

Olga Raffault

Chinon Cabernet Franc 2018

Delicious chinon- black pepper, blackberry, cassis, smoke, wet earth. Damn good. — 2 months ago

Olga Raffault

Les Peuilles Chinon Cabernet Franc 1989


Nose is very savory and funky but taste is almost sweet. Lots of juicy fruit, jalapeño, tomato. — 3 months ago

Ira liked this