2008 Domaine Fabrice Gasnier Chinon Cuvée “à l’ancienne”

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He says: Lots of earth and barnyard to keep the funky drinkers happy.

She says: The aromas on this wine were almost overwhelming to start.

2007 Albino Armani Friuli Grave Cabernet Franc

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He says: I found the wine to be pretty tame compared to most examples of Cabernet Franc that we drink, and lacking in varietal character.

She says: An interesting wine but far from mind blowing.

Wine truths

“A hard drinker, being at the table, was offered grapes for dessert. 'Thank you,' said he, pushing the dish away from him, 'but I am not in the habit of taking my wine in pills.'”
by Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Wine Ratings

★☆☆☆☆ - Poor quality. Avoid. Save your money. Between 80-84 points.

★★☆☆☆ - Average quality or poor value. Between 84-88 points. Some expensive wines are downgraded for bad value.

★★★☆☆ - Good. Between 88-92 points. Or a good value on the lower end of the point scale.

★★★☆☆ - Excellent quality. Between 92-96 points. Or a cheap yet good quality wine which is excellent value.

★★★☆☆ - Outstanding, best examples in the world. Between 96 and 100 points. A perfect wine.