Sunday, April 18, 2010

Domaine de Pallus "Pensees de Pallus" Chinon 2007

Deep red.

Vinturi - red pepper, toasted nut, rose, red cherry and earth nose.

Round, gentle (initially) middle-weight. Lacks the depth of the 2006, but purists may well like this version better. Again, very intelligent use of oak here. Lively, with fairly strong acidity driving tannin into the finish. Simple roast chicken would be a good bet here. Drink over the next 4-6 years.

$25 from Doug at Feast. The Wine Loft in Flagstaff had the 2006 back in February. 100% Cabernet Franc from the Loire Valley of France.