Red wine. Chinon, Loire Valley, France. Organic. 100% Cabernet Franc. A superb bouquet of black cherries, sweet dark berries, tree bark, a bit of saddle leather, dark soil tones, incipient notes of meatiness and a topnote of tobacco leaf. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, focused and beautifully structured, with a lovely core of fruit, fine soil signature, firm, ripe tannins and a long, tangy and still quite primary finish. This will be a terrific bottle of Chinon, but it is built to age and will demand a bit of time in the cellar to blossom.