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Cabernet Franc

Wines from the Cabernet Franc grape:

  • Bordeaux Supérieur: Château d'Abzac 2012

    Made from a blend of 90% Merlot, with small dollops of Cabernets Franc and Sauvignon, it is the fruit of our grail-like quest to find an affordable and characterful claret. Already a hit with the Yapp cognoscenti, this precocious 'Petit Château' has alluring red berry aromas preceding a palate with a wealth of cassis flavours, great concentration and fine balance.

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    • Bottle £11.95
    • Bottle Case £143.40
  • Bordeaux: Château Sociando-Mallet 2001

    A fabulous vintage (93/100 - Robert Parker) with decent bottle-age from this Cru Bourgeois estate in the Haut Medoc that consistently performs like a classified growth. The 2001 was ranked top of 100 Cru Bourgeois by the Revue Vin de France.

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    • Bottle £59.00
    • Bottle Case £708.00
  • Bordeaux: Lalande de Pomerol 'La Chenade' 2011

    Lalande de Pomerol 'La Chenade' from Denis Durantou - Great value, right-bank claret. Made from a traditional right bank blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, this red will cellar well for 10 years and makes a great partner to grills and roasts.

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    • Bottle £22.95
    • Bottle Case £275.40
  • Bourgueil: Les Cent Boisselées 2009

    'Les Cent Boisselées' is a mid-weight, forward and fruity Bourgueil wine from 100% Cabernet Franc. With juicy cassis flavours and pleasant blackberry leaf and mushroom aromas, it will cellar well for 3-5 years and is a great accompaniment to simple grills and stews.

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    • Bottle £14.25
    • Bottle Case £171.00
  • Bourgueil: Vaumoreau 2009

    Ruby red with a brick pink rim. Aromas and flavours of ‘cut-pepper’, blackberries and mushrooms are supported by ripe tannins preceding a complex, mouth filling finish.

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    • Bottle £24.50
    • Bottle Case £294.00
  • Chinon: l'Arpenty 2014

    This delicious Cabernet Franc from Francis Desbourdes is packed full of youthful, berry fruit and was memorably described by Joanna Simon as being like 'liquid summer pudding'. It has supple tannins that lend it well to light chilling. In short it is a delicious and failsafe crowd-pleaser.

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    • Bottle £13.50
    • Bottle Case £162.00
  • Côtes de Gascogne: Domaine Millet Cabernet Franc / Merlot 2013

    A quaffable blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot from Gascony that really comes into its own with poultry dishes - Christmas turkey would be ideal! "This would make a great house red for a low-alcohol household. Tannins almost imperceptible. Very easy texture. Notable." Jancis Robinson OBE MW

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    • Bottle £9.75
    • Bottle Case £117.00
  • Irouléguy: Domaine Ilarria Cuvée Bixinto 2009

    A dense, dark, complex, age-worthy, antediluvian offering - a bouquet of leather, herbs and dried porcini mushrooms preceding a dense palate of red fruits, spices and minerals supported by rugged tannins.

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    • Bottle £24.95
    • Bottle Case £299.40
  • Irouléguy: Domaine Ilarria Rouge 2011

    Irouléguy: Domaine Ilarria - A deep red wine with a bouquet of black cherries and spices with vigorous youthful tannins (reminiscent of young Cornas) and underlying dark fruit flavours.

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    • Bottle £17.75
    • Bottle Case £213.00
  • Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil: l'Expression 2013

    Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil: 'L'Expression' is a forward-drinking, capsicum-scented Cabernet Franc that has a lovely concentration of fruit and a really persistent finish.

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    • Bottle £12.50
    • Bottle Case £150.00
  • Saumur Champigny: Domaine Filliatreau 2014

    The Filliatreaus' principal cuvée in volume terms is their Saumur Champigny which is a big seller on the Parisian restaurant circuit. Like many Loire red wines, it is best served lightly-chilled and makes a great foil for simple grills or charcuterie.

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    • Bottle £12.50
    • Bottle Case £150.00
  • Saumur Champigny: Domaine Filliatreau 'La Grande Vignolle' 2013

    A mid-weight, ripe, rounded Cabernet Franc. A wonderful concentration of brambly fruit is underpinned by supple tannins.

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    • Bottle £12.95
    • Bottle Case £155.40
  • Saumur Champigny: Domaine Filliatreau Vieilles Vignes 2009

    "…the imperial Vieilles Vignes – a mesmerising and peerless glimpse of what Loire Cabernet Franc is capable of." Matthew Jukes - '100 Most Iconic Wine Estates'.

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    • Magnum £39.95
    • Magnum Case £239.70
  • Saumur Champigny: Domaine Filliatreau Vieilles Vignes 2012

    Big, bountiful, gastronomic Cabernet Franc - a rich and powerful wine displaying herbaceous aromas. It has a wonderful core of ripe cassis flavours and a fine structure of tannins. It should be decanted before drinking and can mature happily for up to a decade. Indeed, we are so enamoured of it that we ship it in half-bottles and magnums to cover every conceivable occasion!

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    • Bottle £16.95
    • Bottle Case £203.40
  • Saumur Rouge 2014

    Our consistently reliable red Saumur, with its distinctive label that depicts graffito of Charles de Gaulle, makes for remarkably versatile easy drinking. Made from pure Cabernet Franc, it is savoury and youthful with bright, summer berry scents and flavours and is best drunk lightly chilled.

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    • Bottle £9.95
    • Bottle Case £119.40
  • Saumur Rouge: Domaine Filliatreau Château Fouquet 2013

    Fred Filliatreau's red Saumur Château Fouquet that comes from vines just outside the Saumur Champigny appellation seems to be getting better with every vintage that we ship. It is a ripe rounded Cabernet Franc with some light minerally nuances that should be drunk within a couple of years, preferably al fresco with a plate of cheese or charcuterie!

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    • Bottle £12.75
    • Bottle Case £153.00
  • Cabernet d'Anjou: Château La Tomaze Rosé 2014

    Cabernet d'Anjou from Château La Tomaze - salmon-pink in colour, with fresh, inviting, crushed-raspberry aromas, the merest hint of pepper, and a juicy palate for carefree summer drinking.

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    • Bottle £9.95
    • Bottle Case £119.40
  • Côtes de Gascogne: Domaine Millet Rosé 2014

    Domaine Millet's rosé is a refreshing, dry, coral pink wine, sensibly bottled under screwcap making it handy for picnics and parties.

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    • Bottle £9.75
    • Bottle Case £117.00
  • Côtes de Thongue: Domaine Les Filles de Septembre Rosé 2014

    The Thongue red is a Yapp bestseller, so we were delighted so discover that their coral-pink rosé ticks all the required boxes too – zesty, dry, refreshing and great value.

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    • Bottle £9.95
    • Bottle Case £119.40
  • Crémant de Loire Mousseux Brut

    A lovely, coral-pink, dry Crémant de Loire from the exemplary Vignerons de Saumur co-opérative in Saint-Cyr-en-Bourg. This delightful bottle-fermented rosé is made from 100% Cabernet Franc, has an uplifting palate of crushed berries and is perfect for parties and celebrations. An excellent alternative to rosé Champagne if you're expecting a crowd!

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    • Bottle £12.95
    • Bottle Case £155.40