Clau de Nell

Cuvée Violette, Cabernet Franc-Cabernet Sauvignon, Anjou AOC

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Clau de Nell
Cuvée Violette, Cabernet Franc-Cabernet Sauvignon, Anjou AOC — 2018

Vinous
91 Points

The 2018 Anjou Cuvée Violette is full-bodied and rounded, offering a soft embrace. True to its name, it does smell of violets as well as wood smoke, spice and dark black fruits. There's concentration here, no doubt due to the low yields off 70-year-old Cabernet Sauvignon vines and the 45-year-old Cabernet Franc. The tannins have been well handled and provide a frame of chalky structure. The merest whiff of barnyard meets the florals on the finish, but it's kept in check.

Rebecca Gibb, October 2021
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Clau de Nell
Cuvée Violette, Cabernet Franc-Cabernet Sauvignon, Anjou AOC — 2018

The Wine Advocate
96 Points

The 2018 Anjou Violette is deep, rich and very intense but elegant on the pure and refined nose, with dark fruit, tea and kumquat aromas. Full-bodied, deep and generous on the palate, this is a full-bodied, rich and generous, silky-textured, refined and tensioned Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon blend that is one of the highlights of the vintage. Fabulous! A must buy!

Stephan Reinhardt, October 2021
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Clau de Nell
Cuvée Violette, Cabernet Franc-Cabernet Sauvignon, Anjou AOC — 2018

Wine Spectator
92 Points

Svelte, moderate tannins envelope plum and cassis notes in this medium-bodied red, with details of loamy earth, savory spice, tobacco and forest floor. Complex and harmonious.

Gillian Sciaretta, October 2021
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Clau de Nell
Cuvée Violette, Cabernet Franc-Cabernet Sauvignon, Anjou AOC — 2018

JancisRobinson.com
17 Points

Very dark crimson. Sumptuous nose that's silky with a bit more substance underneath than the pure Cab Franc. Luscious and fresh but with pure, unadulterated fruit. Extremely seductive but with some freshness too. Lovely crunchy finish.

Jancis Robinson, October 2020
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