Laurent Mabileau St-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil 2013 mini review

Dark in color with a nice cab franc varietal nose along with some mild oaky notes. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice soft cab franc notes, and red berries. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice soft dryness and tannins and some acidity. It’s definitely a milder softer cab franc. I would give it an 88 or so.

From the LCBO web site:
Laurent Mabileau St-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil 2013 Cabernet Franc — VINTAGES#: 61192
STYLE – Medium-bodied & Fruity
If Bourgeuil is the sinewy, fruit-driven expression of Cabernet Franc in the Loire Valley, then St-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil is its slightly lighter and more ethereal incarnation. This one offers sour cherry, earth and smoky notes and shows great balance throughout. There’s also a subtle mineral component on the palate and good tannic bite on the finish. (VINTAGES panel, April 2015)

Release Date: December 12, 2015 Alcohol/Vol 12.5% Made in: Loire, France By: Domaine Laurent Mabileau Sugar Content:6 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra DryStyle: Medium-bodied & Fruity
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