2015 Chateau Petit Thours L'Amiral Rouge Touraine

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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Vinous, October 2021

The 2015 L'Amiral is an impressive, savory, refined Cabernet Franc that is almost Bordeaux-like in its classicism. This cuvée is only made in what the producer deems to be an exceptional year, and then aged in barrel for...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Loire Valley
Sub-region Touraine
Vintage 2015
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

Allow me to introduce you to the exquisite 2015 Chateau Petit Thours L'Amiral Rouge Touraine. Hailing from the renowned Loire Valley in France, this red wine is a true testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of the winemakers at Chateau Petit Thours. With its proprietary blend of varietals, this wine is a harmonious symphony of flavors that will captivate your senses.

In the glass, the 2015 L'Amiral showcases a deep, ruby red color that hints at its depth and complexity. As you raise the glass to your nose, an enticing bouquet envelops your senses, revealing layers of aromas. The aromatics are reminiscent of a classic Bordeaux, with savory notes intermingling with festive spices, tea, and prunes. This wine is just beginning to reveal its true potential, and there is undoubtedly more to come.

On the palate, the 2015 L'Amiral is a revelation of elegance and refinement. The ripe fruit flavors are rounded and luscious, with a remarkable balance between richness and freshness. This wine is crafted in a style that highlights the inherent qualities of the Cabernet Franc varietal, showcasing its fine, chalky tannins and refreshing acidity. These characteristics are a trademark of the region and add a distinctive character to this exceptional wine.

The 2015 L'Amiral has been aged in barrel for a lengthy two years, although it has never encountered new wood. This careful aging process has allowed the wine to develop complexity and depth, resulting in a wine that is both approachable now and has the potential for further evolution with age.

With an alcohol percentage of 13.5%, this wine possesses a medium body that is sure to please both casual wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike. The closure of choice for this fine wine is a classic cork, adding to the overall elegance and sophistication of the experience.

The 2015 Chateau Petit Thours L'Amiral Rouge Touraine is a true gem from the Loire Valley. Its Bordeaux-like classicism and refined style make it a wine of distinction and sophistication. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with a sumptuous meal, this wine is sure to leave a lasting impression. Don't miss the opportunity to savor the artistry and passion that went into creating this remarkable vintage.