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Posting this as a PSA.

After recently trying and enjoying the little brother of this wine, 2018 Romo, I noticed our wine monopoly also had this on the shelves so I took a chance. Both bottlings are 100% Romorantin from the Loire region which I had never even heard of until recently and the Francois is from 80 year old vines. Pale yellow with a floral and apple nose. Initially on the palate it is very interesting with yellow plum flavour, sharp minerality and full-bodied. The problem is the finish...a bitter astringency which gets even more pronounced as the wine warms up. I don't know if it was a flawed bottle, a characteristic of the vintage (generally very good throughout the Loire) or that's the way it's supposed to be but I won't be seeking out the answer with my money. NR for Not Recommended or Not Rated. That said I will stick with the Romo.

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