The Gabion 2019, Matakana Coast

Cabernet Franc from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 30-Oct-2023
Moderately deep ruby-red with purple hues, lighter on the rim. It has a captivative bouquet with aromas of cassis, blackberry, herbs, tobacco leaf and delicate spice. Medium-full bodied, aromas of cassis, redberry and blackberry are fresh, unfolding herbs, tobacco leaf, nutmeg and clove. The wine is bright with an enlivening acid line, hauling along with fine-grained, dusty tannins. This Cabernet Franc is posied and shows a fine structure, bright line and length. Match with fillet mignon and venison tataki over the next 5+ years. Made only in the best vintages, 13.8% alc. 18.5+/20 pts (94 pts) Oct 2023 RRP $45  

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