Chateau Du Petit Thouars L'Epee Chinon 2018


Depending on the vintage, “L’Epée” is vinified and aged in a combination of steel tank and well-used oak barrels, though it is never produced exclusively in barrels. This wine reaches a deeper register of spice, and presents a core of dark-red and black fruits. That said, L’Epée” does not want for lift, as the acidity here is just as crisp and ringing as its less-structured sibling. This is a remarkably classic, lovable Chinon whose ruggedness suggests it will age quite well, but also shows fantastic in its youth.