Olga Raffault Chinon 2017 - Cellar Direct
Olga Raffault Chinon 2017 - Cellar Direct

Olga Raffault Chinon 2017

This Cabernet Franc, from one of the Loire’s iconic producers, is one of the best red wine values available. Though incredibly fresh and vibrant now, its modest price belies the fact that it can easily age for five to ten years. This is an easy to drink Chinon with an elegant crushed violet nose. Rich flavours of red and black cherry, raspberry, a hint of cracked black pepper and soft tannins follow through to a refreshing and lingering finish. This is an excellent introduction to the great wines of Domaine Raffault and shouldn’t be missed!

Sommeliers and connoisseurs place the wines of Domaine Olga Raffault at or near the top of the list of the world’s best Cabernet Franc. Olga Raffault passed away many years ago but the family’s winegrowing legacy continues with her granddaughter Sylvie and her husband Eric de la Vigerie. Sylvie and Eric stay true to the traditional style and classic approach that has drawn generations of sommeliers and collectors to the family’s wines. There is nothing modern or trendy here – this is ‘old-school’ all the way. Domain Raffault does everything at a slow, even pace and often releases its wines three, four or even ten years later than other producers. We applaud this patient, deliberate approach and the timeless wines it produces.