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Alliance Loire 'Les Epinats' Saumer, Loire Valley, France
89 Points

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Region: Loire Saumur-Champigny
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -779439
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WineScores' Review

Classic, fresh, savoury.
Consistently a classic example of Cabernet Franc, this Les Epinats 2018 is riper than the previous vintage and suggests smoked plums and ripe cherry, baking spice, white pepper, cocoa, grilled andouillette, leather and tealeaf. The palate is a muddle of red fruits cocoa, spice and savoury/salty flavours. Good length and freshness; starting to show tertiary flavours.
A wine made better with food and with a slight chill.


 
Recommended Pairings
Good First Impressions, Seafood/Fish, White Meat Chicken/Pork, First Date, French Food


©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2020-08-03 13:31:19.0

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89 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -779439

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -389882

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -389882

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -866038

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -915470

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -464628

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