Domaine Des Rochelles Anjou-Villages Brissac 2009 la croix de mission

87++ points

Anjou, Loire. 13.5%

I’m very unaccustomed to drinking wines this young but after being open for a day it was sufficiently approachable. Lovely dark crunchy fruit like something fresh off a tree (not vine).

I didn’t realise it was 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, only 10% Cabernet Franc. Quite a surprise given the impressive ripeness.

Ripe, fresh vinous acidity and tannin, clean and vibrant. Bordeaux look out, I don’t see many wines like this at this price. I need more Loire reds in my cellar.

Drink 2015-2020.

Update: WineDoctor has a profile on this estate.

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