Joguet, Domaine Charles
Loire, France
Les Petites Roches
Cabernet Franc
Clear sunset red to orange rust in color, aged but vibrant still. Lots of bell pepper and tar in the nose, saddle leather, black earth, rustic but not sauvage and the cherry liqueur fruit soothes things quite a bit, still might be volatile to some. Medium-bodied, tangy and acidic, puckering from the first sip. Blood orange, grapefruit citrus abounds, tar, leather and a tiny bit of merde. The green pepper steady but nowhere near dominant. As in the nose the cherry, red berry fruit sweet and syrupy and nowhere near falling off. If you like a little turbulence in your glass this pretty much has it all nailed down, humming along well.
90 points