A deep dark ruby and purple colour promises body and power on this wine. The aromas of fresh earth, minerals, black cherry and mocha certainly deliver all the traits of a wine that is dominated by clean, linear fruit and a hedonistic mouthful of soft juicy tannins. The flesh and weight of the wine make it voluptuous and abundant with a long, round and lush finish.
Cellar UntilA Cabernet Franc usually has more approachable tannin than a Cabernet Sauvignon, when drunk young. Many people drink our Cabernet Franc on release, but then, please do decant it to allow its personality to truly escape from the bottle. Those who apply more patience will be rewarded with up to 15 years of elegant development in the bottle, with a wonderful savoury character developing that is as delicate as it is powerful.
Matching FoodsA freshly made tagliatelle with a duck ragout would be truly outstanding, or even just the pasta with a few fresh truffle shavings would make this combo memorable. A grilled rib eye steak on the bone with an anchovy butter and some creamed spinach would also work. It is a great cheese match but keep the cheese to the gooey kind and steer away from blue cheese as it is very hard to match for any wine.
- 5 Stars in the Platter's Wine Guide