Cellar Tracker Community 90.8 points (as of 4/30/19)
John Gilman 93 points (rated Sep/Oct 2018)- The “Coteau de Noiré” bottling of Chinon from Philippe Alliet hails from a vineyard planted on clay and chalk and is raised in smaller casks, with twenty-five percent of the barrels new oak. The 2015 Coteau de Noiré is excellent, offering up a ripe and classy bouquet of red and black cherries, cigar wrapper, a lovely foundation of soil tones, just a whisper of menthol and a discreet base of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, deep and nicely ripe and generous on the attack, with a fine core, lovely soil signature, suave, fine-grained tannins and excellent length and grip on the complex and beautifully balanced finish. This will age very well indeed, but it is also very easy to drink right out of the blocks and it will not be a crime to consume a few bottles in the first blush of youth.