Pegasus Bay Cabernet Franc 2018, North Canterbury

Cabernet Franc from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 02-Jul-2021
Deep ruby-black with depth, lighter edged. The nose is full and captivating, nuances of vine leaves, medicinal herbs entwined with cassis, blackberries, violet and cloves. Medium-full bodied, bright aromas of cassis, blackberries interweave dried mint, vine leaves, tapenade, followed by violet and cloves linger to a long, sustained finish. The fruit has concentration and ripeness, supported by fine-grained tannin and integrated acidity. Pretty and delicate yet structured and broad on the palate. This is a complete package of Cabernet Franc, possesses plush fruit, savoury complexity, floral and herbaceous details. Match with roasted lamb and beef wellington over the next 5-8 years. Wild-fermented, aged in French oak barriques for 18 months. 18.5+/20 pts (94 pts) July 2021 RRP $33

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