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Warwick Estate Cabernet Franc 2014 – Aromatic & Restrained

Warwick Estate, Cabernet Franc 2014, Stellenbosch, South Africa, Wine Casual

Warwick Estate, Cabernet Franc 2014, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Tasting Note: A South African cabernet franc with one leg in the Loire.

Deep-intensity ruby in color, this wine has an aromatic nose of black plum, red currant, forest floor, violet and hints of raspberry.

On the palate the dry, medium-bodied cabernet franc has ripe, supple, medium tannin, a velvety mouthfeel, a medium finish and medium acidity.

There are some herbaceous moments as well.

Bottle Note: Established vines. Cool elevated South West facing slope. Decomposed granite set in deep clay soils. Vines tended by hand. Curated French oak barrel selection. 32 barrels.

Rating: 90 points
Price: $27 US (February 2018 Currency conversion rate), 320 South African Rand (ZAR)
Alcohol: 13.5%
Tasted: Warwick Estate Winery Tasting Room, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Tasting Date: January 18, 2018

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