ALAIN LORIEUX Chinon 'Expression' 2014

The 2014 ‘Expression’ is made from 100% Cabernet Franc which comes from silex and clay soils on the hillsides of the Cravent les Côteaux. This instantly opens with inviting aromatics of raspberries, violets, smoldering ash, pepper and a zesty character, which all harmoniously take shape. On the palate this medium-bodied Cabernet Franc is classy and refined, with a gorgeous silky texture and remarkable overall balance, as the lovely underlying acidity highlights the fruit with wonderful vibrancy all the way through the pretty finish. Overall, a simply sensational Cabernet Franc, which beautifully showcases its terroir. (Best 2017-2023) - July, 2017 (JD)


Wine Specifications


  • Report Date: July, 2017
  • Producer:  Alain Lorieux
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Drinking Window: 2017-2023
  • Estimated Value: $NA
  • Country: France
  • Region: Loire Valley
  • Appellation: Chinon
  • Importer: Serge Doré Selections

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