Olivier Cousin &

Olivier Cousin 'Le Franc' 2021

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Press 2 • September 2023 Direct Press Selection

It's important to acknowledge Olivier Cousin's legacy and importance — and the fact that his wines have remained as relevant and tasty as ever. 'Le Franc' is his old-vine Cabernet Franc, from vines planted in the 1950s on black loam infused with limestone. There's more development and leafy, earthy flavors compared to the 'Pur Breton' and it is also more grippy and chewy, with root beer, poppy seeds, black pepper, and strawberry with some gamey wildness. This is layered with spicy red fruits and pleasantly chewy tannins. It's clearly a rustic, natural wine, but it's far more serious to reduce it to that alone. There is a touch of barnyard but overall it's a wine with a lot of soul and balance, despite the expressive full-bodied style. Zero sulfur added. Jonathan Kemp

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