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3.8
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3.5

Domaine Olga Raffault Chinon

Domaine Olga Raffault
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionLoire Valley
Alcohol Level
Country
France
SubregionChinon
Drinking Window
GrapesCabernet Franc
Wine Description:
Domaine Olga Raffault Chinon is a renowned producer of red wine located in the Loire Valley of France. The estate is situated in the Chinon appellation, which is known for producing some of the finest Cabernet Franc wines in the world. The vineyards are planted on a mix of soils, including limestone and clay, which impart unique flavors and aromas to the wine. The winemaking process is traditional, with a focus on minimal intervention to allow the terroir to shine through. The resulting wine is elegant and complex, with notes of red fruit, herbs, and spices. Read more
Pros:
  • Complex, aromatic nose of dark cherries, blackberries, and licorice
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Cons:
  • Could be heavier on the palate

User Rating:

3.8
Regularly Reviewed

Expert Rating:

3.5

Wine Expert Note:

This Chinon Les Picasses from Domaine Olga Raffault is a light-bodied, delicately perfumed red wine with a nose of red cherries, dried herbs, earth, and a hint of smoke. On the palate, it has a medium body and tannins that are silky and balanced. The finish is sweet, with lingering notes of red berries and fresh herbs. Enjoy this wine with grilled chicken or stews. Read more
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Wine sweetness is a measure of the amount of sugar present in a wine. Sweetness in wine can range from bone dry (no sugar present) to lusciously sweet (high sugar content). Sweetness is usually determined by the variety and ripeness of the grapes used, as well as the winemaking process.
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The alcohol level in wine is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in the beverage. The degree of heat or ‘burn’ at the back of the throat is roughly proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed. It ranges from Very Low to Very High.
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Wine intensity is a measure of the concentration of flavor and aroma compounds in a wine.The stronger and more noticeable the flavors and aromas are, the higher the intensity of the wine. Intensity in wine can range from neutral (not particularly intense) to pronounced (high intensity).
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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