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2003 Chinon Vieilles Vignes Domaine Philippe Alliet (750ml)
Producer: Domaine Philippe Alliet
Appellation: Chinon - Touraine - France (AOC)
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Franc
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Good/Very Good
Est. Price: US$28.99
Tasting Notes:
tasted: November 21, 2005 , Catherine Granger ManageYourCellar.com
3.5 stars "sweeter with riper fruit flavors but a notch less elegant than the 2002 Coteau de Noiré"
rated: September 2, 2005 , K&L Wine Merchants klwines.com
"According to La Revue du Vin de France: Phillipe Alliet is… "le plus grand producteur de vins rouges de la Loire." And even if you know no French, the meaning is pretty clear. Philippe is a cousin of another great Loire winemaker, Christophe Baudry. Both make their cabernet franc-based reds in a dark, concentrated brooding style (these are NOT simple quaffers!! also, some new oak is used). If you are a fan of simply prepared steak, served with or without frites, you could do worse, a lot worse, than to accompany your repast with one of Alliet's concentrated, broad shouldered reds. "