Tiwaiwaka ‘Reserve’ Martinborough Cabernet Franc 2009

Cabernet Franc from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 13-Sep-2012
Even garnet-red colour with some bricking on edge. Soft, restrained aromas of red berry fruits intermingle with tobacco and earthy notes, the expression in the savoury secondary stage. Medium-full bodied, light flavours of sweet dark red berry fruits show with some spicy earth and tobacco elements adding interest. The flavours are a little reserved, but there is good weight and vinous mouthfeel providing good presence. The tannin extraction is fine and the acidity balanced, providing good flowing textures. Quiet flavours of savoury cooked red fruits and some cedary oak show on the light finish. Light in flavour, this Cabernet Franc has a soft mouthfeel with presence and balance. Match with roasted lamb or serve with firm cheeses over the next 4-5 years. 100% Cabernet Franc indigenous yeast fermented to 14.8% alc., the wine aged 24 months in oak. 16.0/20 Jul 2012 RRP $35.00

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