The Boneline ‘Amphitheatre’ Waipara North Canterbury Cabernet Franc 2017

Cabernet Franc from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 16-Jul-2018
Ruby-red colour with slight garnet hues and some depth, lighter on the rim. The nose is elegant in presentation with moderately concentrated and deep aromas of redcurrants with blackcurrant elements harmoniously integrated with dark herbs and suggestions of spices and stalks, with earthy and dark-red floral elements emerging with aeration. Medium-full bodied, the palate has an elegant and finely concentrated heart of dark redcurrants with hints of blackberries and blackcurrants melded with dark herbs unfolding spice nuances. The fruit is softly vibrant, showing good energy, and flows along a smooth, finely-textured line with background acidity lending tension and energy. The wine carries to an elegant, lingering finish. This is a finely concentrated and elegant Cabernet Franc with cooler spectrum redcurrant and herbal flavours on a smooth-textured palate. Match with herb-marinated red meat dishes over the next 3-4 years. A blend of 92% Cabernet Franc with 4% each Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, hand-picked, destemmed but not crushed to retain whole berries, fermented to% alc., the wine aged 8 months in seasoned oak. 16.5+/20 Jul 2018 RRP $40.00

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