Tasting Notes                         

86   2008  Christophe Baudry-Dutour  Chinon Domaine de la Perriere  10/15/10 ($17)

  12.5% alc
Color: Medium deep purple raspberry. (3.0) Bouquet: Green bell and spicy red pepper complement smooth black raspberry and tart cherry fruit with good acidity. (3.0) Body: Solid middleweight with good structure and fruit, but could use a little more of everything. Lackluster in the mouth. (2.5) Flavor: Parallels bouquet, but more tart. Fruit is forward, but complexity is not. (2.5) Finish: Parallels flavor, but tart acidity and dull herbal flavors linger. (2.0)
Overall: A smooth, food-friendly Chinon, but nothing more with its tart cherry fruit and less than distinctive herbal flavors. This could improve a little with time, but somewhat lacking in both character and fruit for me. (13.0)


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