92WS "Rustic but lively, with charcoal and bay notes running along the edges of the black currant, bitter cherry and blackberry fruit core. Flavors of licorice root, tobacco and juniper stretch out on the finish, offering persistent briary tannins. May be a touch edgy for some folks, but delivers outstanding range and depth. Drink now through 2020." - Wine Spectator, 92 points!
"Bright violet color with purple reflections. A subtle and complex nose with spices and pepper in a first phase and quickly after cassis and wild strawberries aromas along with smoked and grilled notes. A powerful and well-balanced wine with deep wild strawberries flavor, smoked notes and youthful tannins." - Winery
Only 700 cases made.
100% Cabernet Franc aged in oak barrels for 12 months.
The Raffault family owns and manages 28 hectares of vineyards spread across 25 plots in Savigny en Véron et Avoine, Beaumont en Véron and the Chinon regions. The winegrower Julien Raffault is very careful with his stock of 20-year-old vines. At Domaine du Raifault, each wine reflects the climate of the year and highlights wine grower's personality. Every vintage of the domain is unique, offering a large choice of colors and aromas. Grape varietals contribute in the high quality of Raifault wines. For example, Cabernet Franc is the only grape varietal at Domaine du Raifault that can produce very different rose and red Chinon wines according to vintages, vineyards' and plots' ages.