Black Estate Home Cabernet Franc 2020, North Canterbury

Cabernet Franc from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 30-Apr-2021
Dark, deep inky purple, youthful, even colour throughout. The nose is vibrant and full, with succulent aromas of blackberries, cassis and black plums intermix sweet florals, spices and a touch of minty herbs. Full-bodied, blackberries and cassis nuances have a bright and sweet core, the fragrance of violet floral, minty herbs and warming nutmeg and clove linger to a dry, earthy finish. Ample natural fine tannin extraction contributes to a chewy grip; the fruit is ripe with excellent depth of flavour supported by acid tension. This is a bright and young Cabernet Franc with lush fruit, herb, spice and a solid structure. Match with herb-crusted lamb rack and Cocoa-rubbed baby back ribs over the next 5 years. Fruit sourced from Home Vineyard, handpicked, 100% destemmed, fermented with vineyard derived yeast to 13.5% alc, 28 days on skins, aged in neutral barrels. Unfined and unfiltered, no added sulphur. BioGro organic certified., vegan friendly. 18.5+/20 pts (94 pts) Apr 2021 RRP $49

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