Catherine et Pierre Breton

Les Perrières Bourgueil Cabernet Franc

9.511 ratings
9.56 pro ratings
Bourgueil, Touraine, Loire Valley, France
Cabernet Franc
Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Hard Cheese, Blue Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Potato, White Rice, Herbs, Tomato-Based, Pasta, Mushrooms, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Beef, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Lamb, Turkey, Pork, Duck, Venison
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9.3

Excellent example of Loire Cabernet Franc’s aging potential. Nineteen ninety-six was a cold year, harvested in October (this vineyard is now harvested three weeks earlier, in September). Garnet, with aromas and flavors of leather, baked tomato and plum. Supple and elegant in the mouth, the tannins perfectly framing the fruit, along with attractive baked plum, licorice, espresso, tobacco and a long, smoky finish. Possibly pushing past its glory days, but still has some life and verve left. (Jason Wilson, Vinous, July 2020)

Excellent example of Loire Cabernet Franc’s aging potential. Nineteen ninety-six was a cold year, harvested in October (this vineyard is now harvested three weeks earlier, in September). Garnet, with aromas and flavors of leather, baked tomato and plum. Supple and elegant in the mouth, the tannins perfectly framing the fruit, along with attractive baked plum, licorice, espresso, tobacco and a long, smoky finish. Possibly pushing past its glory days, but still has some life and verve left. (Jason Wilson, Vinous, July 2020)

Jul 16th, 2020
Joshua Thomas

Wine Director/Sommelier Prospect Restaurant SF

9.1

Delicious, not over the top green.. Plum, black berry, pine needles, black tea, dust, slight funk. Very interesting

Delicious, not over the top green.. Plum, black berry, pine needles, black tea, dust, slight funk. Very interesting

1 person found it helpfulJun 15th, 2014
Rachel Voorhees

More Somm Star love

More Somm Star love

Sep 5th, 2014
Ed Thralls

Owner/Winemaker Thralls, Director Flowers Winery,

10

Loire Cab Franc au naturale

Loire Cab Franc au naturale

Sep 1st, 2014
Josh Orr

Boo ya that is delicious stuff. Les Perrieres 1996

Boo ya that is delicious stuff. Les Perrieres 1996

Sep 1st, 2014
Yianni Stone

Forward acidity, tangy red fruits, bramble, wet leaves, sous bois, subtle clove

Forward acidity, tangy red fruits, bramble, wet leaves, sous bois, subtle clove

Feb 8th, 2020
Jonathan Pytko

Dirt, and herbs. A prime time to drink. Great experience with this aged bottle,

Dirt, and herbs. A prime time to drink. Great experience with this aged bottle,

Nov 5th, 2018
Gillian Robb

What pure, beautiful varietal character. A real treat.

What pure, beautiful varietal character. A real treat.

Nov 22nd, 2015
Max Mackinnon

'96 best of the three that night

'96 best of the three that night

May 6th, 2015
Carla Hine

So wound up

So wound up

Jul 4th, 2019