2000 Pierres Jacques Druet "Vaumoreau" Bourgueil

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Staff Image By: Diana Turk | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/2/2017 | Send Email
Our intrepid Loire buyer Keith scored with his discovery of Druet wines – I love all the vintages I’ve tried from this classic Bourgueil producer, and the 2000 is especially great. Herbaceous and as aromatic as you’d expect of a Cabernet Franc, this is not quite as green as the 1998 and less fruity than the plusher 2002 – it fits perfectly into the lineup as a balanced, complex option. Round raspberry fruit shines, with black pepper and earthiness through the palate, plus a long finish. And it already has age! A must try for fans of more adventurous reds.

Staff Image By: Keith Mabry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/29/2017 | Send Email
The Vaumoreau offers up lively notes of raspberry and fresh tilled earth with plenty of potpourri on the nose. It is supple and medium bodied showing all of its Cab Francy goodness while still holding onto that oh so supple and sweet fruit. A pure pleasure to drink now, but still plenty of stuffing to drink for years to come.

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Varietal:

Cabernet Franc

- While Cabernet Franc, a parent with Sauvignon Blanc to the ubiquitous Cabernet Sauvignon, frequently plays second fiddle in Bordeaux blends (though it does get more props on the Right Bank, where it dominates Cheval Blanc), this lighter, higher acid/lower tannin, early-maturing, perfumed red varietal is far from a wallflower. It is the headliner in the Loire Valley appellations of Saumur-Champigny, Bourgueil, St-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil, Chinon and Anjou-Villages, where it makes exceptional, food-friendly wines. Outside of France, Cabernet Franc can be found in northern Italy, particularly in Friuli and in California where it is frequently used as a blending grape in Bordeaux-style wines. Heartier in the cold than Cabernet Sauvignon, Cab Franc is gaining a foothold in northern and eastern wine regions like Canada, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Loire

- Of all of the French wine producing regions, the Loire might produces the greatest variety of wines. They range from still to sparkling, very dry and acidic to hearty sweet, and clear in color to a deep purple. The diversity of wine produced in this region is due in part to its dynamic climate, which ranges from Continental to Mediterranean. This region is best known for Sauvignon blanc, Chenin blanc and Cabernet Franc. The most famous areas in the Loire Valley may be Sancerre and Vouvray.