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