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Since the debut 2004 vintage, Les Pensées has grown in stature with each passing vintage. It is assembled from parcels on several different soil types, with the aim to define “Chinon” in a glass. It reveals classic Loire Valley Cabernet Franc aromas and flavors, but with remarkable precision and the kind of textural depth that is rarely seen in Chinon.
91 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate The dark ruby-colored 2015 Chinon Les Pensées de Pallus opens with a slightly reductive but generous and herbal-scented bouquet of ripe dark and red fruits as well as leather aromas. The attack on the palate is soft, smooth and silky, wonderfully sweet and round, and the wine shows a persistent tannin and acidity structure. The finish on this Cabernet Franc is very long and intense, and the overall impression is a very delicate, well-balanced yet ripe and concentrated Chinon with remarkable finesse and elegance that is carried by fine and ripe, tightly woven tannins.