Chinon may be off the radar for many wine drinkers more accustomed to the “big guns” of Burgundy and Bordeaux, but it’s decidedly home to some of the more in-vogue reds, including Rene Mosse’s interesting cuvees.
Compared to Mosse, Plouzeau’s 100 percent Cabernet Franc entrant is certainly more accessible, with a strong tannic structure and a powerful blend of spice, currant and woodsy aromatics. This should age well — buy now on the cheap!
MSRP: $18.99 (April 2013)
Wine Lines Rating: 89