2007 Olga Raffault Chinon Picasses
92 Points Gilman: The 2007 les Picasses from Domaine Raffault has reached a fine point to start drinking at age ten, as it offers up secondary layers of complexity on both the nose and palate at the present time. The bouquet is a fine blend of cassis, a touch of saddle leather, tree bark, porcini, dark soil tones and a topnote of cigar smoke. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and stylish, with a wide open personality, melted tannins and a long, complex and focused finish that closes with a gentle note of road tar. Fine juice that is just entering its plateau of peak maturity."