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Friday 13 April 2012

Waywood Wines Cabernet Franc 2009

"Generally the bridesmaid, never the bride" or so winemaker and proprietor Andrew Wood has placed on the  label for this varietal Cabernet Franc.  One of the parents of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc is earlier ripening than its better known parent, and in Bordeaux it is used to add perfume and smoothness to tame what can be aggressive Cabernet tannin. 

Exhibiting the hallmarks of good Cabernet Franc: the beautiful, heady perfume, lifted aromatics of leafy blackcurrant, a hint of raspberry, latent peppermint in the background.  It's a perfume that really reaches into the olfactory organ.  Deliciously appetising, in the mouth it is light, smooth with extremely fine grained tannin, working in conjunction with generous acid to create a memory of what came before.  93 - Very Good

Source: Sample
Price: $27/ $160 per 6 pack
Alcohol: 14%
Closure: Screwcap


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