The Boneline Waipara Cabernet Franc 2016

Cabernet Franc from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 28-Jun-2017
Very dark, near impenetrable black-hued purple-red colour, a little lighter on the rim, youthful in appearance. The nose is elegant in presentation with ripe and concentrated aromas of blackberries entwined with blackcurrants, black herbs and nuances of boysenberries and blueberries with hints of jam. This is sleek in proportion on the nose. Full-bodied, the palate has bright and lively, vibrantly sweet fruit flavours of ripe blackberries and blackcurrants, with notes of blackberry liqueur, boysenberries and jam elements. The mouthfeel is vigorous and lively and the wine follows a fine, grainy-structured line which allows the fruit richness to prevail. The wine has good acid energy and carries to a long, sweetly ripe, rich and juicy black-fruited finish. This is a rich and sweet-fruited Cabernet Franc with ripe flavours of blackberries, blackcurrants, boysenberries and hints of jam on a vigorous palate with good tannin structure and energy. Match with barbecued and roasted red meat dishes over the next 6 years. Fruit from ‘Block 1’ on silt and gravel loam, vines 26 y.o., fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine spending 40 days on skins and aged 10 months in 20% new oak. 18.0/20 Jun 2017 RRP $30.00

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