2021 Chinon Le Temps des Cerises, Domaine de la Noblaie, Jérôme Billard

2021 Chinon Le Temps des Cerises, Domaine de la Noblaie, Jérôme Billard

This is such a juicy, inviting delight. It has wonderfully primary floral notes, and Cabernet Franc’s structured freshness. Zappy and delicious, and brilliant if served a little chilled.

Critic score
87/100 info
Pricing
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Bottle
In stock
£12.88
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£77.28

Wine details

  • Region & country
    Chinon, Touraine, Loire, France
  • Grape
    Cabernet Franc
  • Maturity
    Ready 2022 - 2025info
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)

Tasting notes

The 2021 La Temps des Cerises is a bright, fun, juicy Cabernet Franc that always pleases. You can expect sweet raspberry fruit, violets as well as a touch of reduction, but this was not yet released when tasted. The 2021 wasn't as generous as previous warmer vintages. It's light bodied, crisp and has minimal tannins making for a refreshing red that is perfect for drinking young. Serve chilled.

Rebecca Gibb, vinous.com (June 2022)
87/100

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“In his own words, Jérôme Billard looks for a style of chinon that is correct, ripe and not vegetal  but not too tannic. My own experience with the wines suggests this is achieved in spades.”

Chris Kissack, The Wine Doctor