Marc Plouzeau Chateau de la Bonneliere 1929 Lieu Dits Vindoux 2016

Marc Plouzeau Chateau de la Bonneliere 1929 Lieu Dits Vindoux 2016

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Red wine. Chinon, Loire Valley, France. Organic. 100% Cabernet Franc. "The Chinon “Vindoux l’Intégrale” from Château de la Bonnelière hails from the small lieu à dit of Vindoux, whose soils are clay and sand and whose vines were planted in 1929! Monsieur Plouzeau ferments this wine in open top casks and ages it for twenty-four months in demi- muids prior to bottling. The 2016 Vindoux offers up a deep and youthfully complex bouquet of cassis, dark berries, tree bark, dark chocolate, a bit of game, beautiful soil tones, just a touch of new oak and topnotes of both balsam bough and menthol. On the palate the wine is very deep, full-bodied and perfectly balanced, with a great core of creamy, old vine black fruit, ripe, buried tannins, tangy acids and great focus and grip on the long, complex and absolutely stunning finish. This is a young wine and is a bit reductive when first opened, so if you are tempted to drink it in its youth, decant it thirty minutes first. But, it really deserves to be allowed to blossom fully in the cellar. 2026-2060+." — 94+ Points, John Gilman, View From The Cellar #87 (May/June 2020)