Clau de Nell

Cabernet Franc, Anjou AOC

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Clau de Nell
Cabernet Franc, Anjou AOC – 2012

Opening a Bottle
4 stars

"Recalls wet stones, musk, oak and black licorice before revealing a very even layer blueberries, cherries, violets and leather. The structure of the wine reminds me (oddly enough) of a Chianti Classico, with a similar drying, oaky finish."
Kevin Day, December 17, 2015
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Clau de Nell
Cabernet Franc, Anjou AOC – 2012

Opening a Bottle
4.5 stars

“The magic trick it pulled — rare among red wines — was aromatic power, palate complexity and low alcohol (12%) all intertwined together. At first, it presented powerful aromas that reminded me of black licorice, musk and even pencil lead…”
Kevin Day, November 16, 2015
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Clau de Nell
Cabernet Franc, Anjou AOC – 2012

International Wine Report
93 points

"...a stunning wine from Anne-Claude Leflaive, offering wonderful fresh, clean aromas of black and red fruits, which are woven together with white pepper, black tea, dried tobacco leaf, wet stones and dried violets."
Joe D'Angelo, January, 2015
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Clau de Nell
Cabernet Franc, Anjou AOC – 2012

The Denver Post
Cabernet franc goes with a wide range of foods

"...2012 Clau de Nell Cabernet Franc, Anjou, France: Earthy both in scent and texture, chock full of fruit, dark blue-black hue and long chalky finish."
Bill St. John, January 7, 2015
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