CLAU DE NELL Anjou, Cabernet Franc 2013

The 2013 Clau de Nell Cabernet Franc is a sensational effort. This gorgeous Cabernet Franc was sourced from vines 35-40 years in age, situated on silty-clay terroir, consisting of sandstone grit and red flint on tuffeau. As it begins to unwind it releases striking aromas of black raspberries and wild forest berries which come together beautifully with dried violets, tobacco, smoldering ash and a touch of white pepper. On the palate this is medium to full-bodied and firmly structured with fine, silky tannins and remarkable overall balance and precision. It continues to impress all the way into the long finish which is laced with wild berries, dried floral and peppery spices. This is a completely compelling, elegant display of Cabernet Franc which will need some additional time in bottle, but should evolve gracefully for years to come. (Best 2019-2032) - April, 2016 (JD)

Wine Specifications

  • Report Date: April, 2016
  • Producer: Clau de Nell
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Drinking Window: 2019-2032
  • Estimated Value: $50
  • Country: France
  • Region: Loire Valley
  • Appellation: Anjou
  • Importer: Wilson Daniels

Clau de Nell Cab Franc

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