Signatures of Doolhof, Single Vineyard Collection Cabernet Franc 2015, Wellington, South Africa
Tasting Note: My first cabernet franc from South Africa and perhaps yours too.
Medium-intensity ruby in color, this wine has an aromatic nose of black plum, red cherry, bramble and a hint of green pepper evocative of Chinon.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus bodied wine presents ripe red and black fruit flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and medium-plus tannin.
This is a warm-weather cabernet-franc style distinct from that produced in California, Chile or Argentina.
If cabernet franc is the next “new black” of red wines, every wine-producing country will try its hand at creating a unique style to satisfy demand.
Bottle Note: The Doolhof Single Vineyard Collection is an expression of our exceptional terroir, produced from premium low yield, hand-picked fruit. Our single vineyard cabernet franc shows alluring aromatics of perfumed black currants with hints of cedar and cocoa dust. These flavors develop into warm and brooding cherry-plum tones that conclude in a restrained yet elegant structure. Limited production, 7,801 bottles.
Importer: Souvenirwine.com, San Francisco, California
Tasting Date: September 5, 2017
This wine was submitted for review.