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Saturday, 25 August 2012

Jamsheed Harem Series Mon Petite Francine 2011

Pretty controversial wine, insofar as it was denied export approval by the Australian panel that granted such.  Granted as it itself is now defunct.  You can read more on it here.

A single vineyard Cabernet Franc, showing a fair bit of funk through stalky/ stemmy/ sappy aromatics - the whole bunch character clearly shining through here.  There's black fruit, almost pastille like blackcurrant and hints of cherry.  In fact it bears at times a resemblance to cheap cola.  That's not a pejorative statement.

Medium bodied, stalky edges come through, although it is actually quite delicate and loose-knit.  Fine grained tannin, drying.  Moderate length and all up rather juicy and dare I say smashable.  89 - Good

Source: Retail, Spiros Paddington
Price: $20
Alcohol: 12%
Closure: Screwcap

1 comment:

  1. Good note - I need to give this one a go, even if it's from 2011!