Couly-Dutheil, Chinon Baronnie Madeleine, 2016

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There are only a handful of solid old names in Chinon. Couly-Dutheil, cousins of the famed Moueix family in Bordeaux, is one of them. Some of the old names keep fairly extensive libraries in their cellars. Again, C-D is one of them.

If you've ever been to Chinon, you may have discovered that, when it comes to wine cellaring, they have us beat by a long shot. In Chinon it's simple: they dig a little. The ground is chalk and soft and for centuries they've carved caves that are a steady 58 degrees, 12 months of the year. The caves are capacious and really there is no limit to the number of bottles they can store. Nobody needs to buy a new wine fridge just to lay down a case of Vouvray.

Professional Reviews

Wine Enthusiast

WE 92
"In this rich, wood-aged wine, ripe berry fruits are balanced by a complex structure for a ripe medley of flavors. The wine is just beginning to hint of a comfortable maturity, with tannins melting into the autumnal flavors. Drink the wine from late 2021." -Roger Voss

Details

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Loire

  • Grape Variety

    Cabernet Franc

  • Vintage

    2016

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Sustainable

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Medium Bodied