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2017 Olga Raffault Chinon Picasses

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93 Points Gilman: The 2017 les Picasses from Olga Raffault is really a beautiful and classic example of this vintage, which in some cellars can be a bit on the heady side. But, the Raffault ’05 Picasses is a cool thirteen percent alcohol and absolutely lovely, offering up a deep and primary nose of dark berries, cassis, cigar smoke, gravelly soil tones, a touch of tree bark, fresh herbs and incipient notes of the spit-roasted game to come. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and complex, with a fine core of fruit, beautiful focus and balance and a very long, modestly tannic and tangy finish. There is probably a touch of brett here for those who cannot tolerate any in their wines, but it is very minimal and to my palate, simply provides another layer of complexity for down the road. While the ’05 Raffault Picasses is certainly approachable now, I would opt for giving it a few more years in the cellar to allow all of its secondary layers of complexity to emerge. A lovely wine. (Drink between 2012-2035)