Domaine de Pallus Chinon Pensees de Pallus 2017
WS92: Offers enticing mulled spice and black tea nuances at first while a core of gently steeped cherry and blackberry fruit unwinds, showing savory and chalky mineral details through the finish. Latent length. Drink now through 2026. 2,000 cases made.
WA91: From the very best plots of the sandy limestone slopes in Cravant-les-Côteaux, the 2017 Chinon Les Pensées de Pallus offers a pure, fresh, fragrant and intense bouquet of ripe and concentrated as well as spicy red and dark berries (most of all blackberries and cassis but also cherries) and earthy, mineral and floral aromas. Silky textured, fresh and vital on the palate, this is a full-bodied, juicy but also straight and tight Cabernet Franc with an intense and elegant, fruity texture that represents both layers of the terroir: sand and tuff limestone. This is an excellent, nervy and stimulating Chinon from Bertrand Sourdais. 30,000 bottles produced. Tasted in June 2021.