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Hermanuspietersfontein Swartskaap 2013 – A Basic-Plus Cabernet Franc

Hermanuspietersfontein, Swartskaap 2013, Sondagskloof, South Africa, Wine Casual

Hermanuspietersfontein, Swartskaap 2013, Sondagskloof, South Africa

Tasting Note: A basic-plus cabernet franc with hot-weather elements that overwhelm some of the potential cool-weather contributions.

Deep-intensity ruby in color, this wine has a nose of raspberry, black plum, eucalyptus and red cherry.

On the palate the dry, medium-plus bodied cabernet franc has ripe fruit flavors and roundness in the midpalate.

The wine shows some flavor concentration but without much complexity.

The wine has soft, medium tannin with red and black fruit flavors suggested on the nose.

Rating: 90 points
Price: $34 US (February 2018 Currency conversion rate), 410 South African Rand (ZAR) Restaurant Price
Alcohol: 14%
Tasted: Black Sheep Restaurant, Cape Town, South Africa
Tasting Date: January 22, 2018

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