2019 Chinon, Les Varennes du Grand Clos, Domaine Charles Joguet

2019 Chinon, Les Varennes du Grand Clos, Domaine Charles Joguet

This is the domaine’s ‘newest’ parcel, bought in 1976. Located near the cellar, in the south of the Chinon appellation, this is like a mini Clos de la Dioterie, on deep clay-limestone soils with colluvial topsoil. It typically shows great balance between tannins and acidity, so smooth and composed in 2020. It glides to an effortlessly elegant and long finish.

Critic score
90/100 info
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£34.48

Wine details

  • Region & country
    Chinon, Touraine, Loire, France
  • Grape
    Cabernet Franc
  • Maturity
    Young 2024 - 2034info
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)

Tasting notes

The 2019 Les Varennes du Grand Clos initially appears rather sumptuous with plenty of black fruit and violet charm of Cabernet Franc. The small percentage of new oak barrels adds a light vanilla and spiced edge. It has slightly edgy tannins giving grip and freshness on the finish, but they need time.

Rebecca Gibb, vinous.com (June 2022)
90/100

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