Clau De Nell - Anjou Cuvee Violette Loire 2018 (750ml)


Price: $60.00

Producer Clau De Nell
Country France
Region Loire
Subregion Anjou
Varietal Cabernet Franc
Vintage 2018
Sku 1470525
Size 750ml

Wine Advocate: 96 Points

The 2018 Anjou Violette is deep rich and very intense but elegant on the pure and refined nose with dark fruit tea and kumquat aromas. Full-bodied deep and generous on the palate this is a full-bodied rich and generous silky-textured refined and tensioned Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon blend that is one of the highlights of the vintage. Fabulous! A must buy! Tasted at the domaine in June 2021.

Wine Spectator: 92 Points

Svelte moderate tannins envelope plum and cassis notes in this medium-bodied red with details of loamy earth savory spice tobacco and forest floor. Complex and harmonious. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2031. 500 cases made 98 cases imported. ? GS

Vinous: 91 Points

The 2018 Anjou Cuvée Violette is full-bodied and rounded offering a soft embrace. True to its name it does smell of violets as well as wood smoke spice and dark black fruits. There's concentration here no doubt due to the low yields off 70-year-old Cabernet Sauvignon vines and the 45-year-old Cabernet Franc. The tannins have been well handled and provide a frame of chalky structure. The merest whiff of barnyard meets the florals on the finish but it's kept in check. (Drink between 2022-2032)