2009 Pierres Jacques Druet "Clos de Danzay" Chinon

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Staff Image By: Anthony Russo | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/30/2017 | Send Email
Deep color, fresh cut flowers on the nose alongside a bit of green tea, raspberries, blueberries, a touch of plum, and a good tannic structure to support all of this. The wine's depth shows even more on the palate; give it 30-45 min of air and watch the magic happen. Truly a unique and beautiful wine.

Staff Image By: Morgan Laurie | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/5/2017 | Send Email
The wines of Pierre Jacques Druet are difficult to find but worth the hunt. The 2009 Chinon is earthy with notes of cedar and freshly cut fern. It has the most structure out of the line up I tasted and has enough backbone to keep it cellared for a few more years. There's a generous amount of red fruit and a lively quality to the wine as a whole. An interesting, complex wine to snag at an unbelievable price.

Staff Image By: David Othenin-Girard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/2/2017 | Send Email
This is absolute INSANITY! These Druet wines are all ultra heady and complex, but the 2009 is truly a special wine. It's still a tiny little baby, but there's already so much life and depth. It's cleanest of the multi-vintage line-up showing the most fruit on the nose. The palate is still lively, taught and full of deep earth notes, but it's not as austere as the others. Tons of structure and tannin mean that this one is designed for the long haul. Easily one of the best values in the store and the perfect way to move from some of the bolder richer wines to the Southwest into the Loire valley.

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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.


- 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.


- 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.