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Cabernet Franc

the., Cabernet Franc 2014

R5,005

3 in stock

Additional stock available on request

Notes

Tasting notes:
'Dark and alluring, this wine is packed with expression and intrigue. The nose is lush and seductive and oozes the aromatics of a super polished, finely tuned red wine. The oaking is rich, perfumed and ultra sophisticated. Tasted over a few hours, the nose remains tight and broody, compact and focused. You need to coax the genie out the bottle, but once it awakens, wow, you are inundated with a complex bouquet of liquorice stick, oregano, graphite, blueberry, cassis leaf and pronounced crushed gravel and limestone minerality.

The palate weight is creamy, textural and dense but remains fresh, vital and powerful with excellent varietal typicity. What’s perhaps most impressive about this wine is the way it holds its shape, vigour and presence in the glass over several hours… and then almost seems to tire of examination and starts to close up again'. – Greg Sherwood, 96+/100

'Brian Smith of Elgin Ridge Wines and Niels Verburg of Luddite yesterday launched the. Cabernet Franc 2014, available at R15 000 per three-bottle case, effectively making it the most expensive wine in the country (ahead of 4G Imizuzu 2014 at R4 000 a bottle and De Toren’s Book XVII 2015 and The Black Lion 2016, both of which sell for R2 500 a bottle). From a Bot River vineyard planted in 1996. Matured for 18 months in French oak, one new barrel, one second-fill and one third-fill. On the nose, top notes of fynbos, violets and roses before black fruit, some raw meat and earth. Full bodied but balanced – lovely fruit purity, fresh acidity and nicely firm tannins. What it perhaps lacks in refinement, it makes up for in character.' – Christian Eeedes, 93/100

Tasting notes:
'Dark and alluring, this wine is packed with expression and intrigue. The nose is lush and seductive and oozes the aromatics of a super polished, finely tuned red wine. The oaking is rich, perfumed and ultra sophisticated. Tasted over a few hours, the nose remains tight and broody, compact and focused. You need to coax the genie out the bottle, but once it awakens, wow, you are inundated with a complex bouquet of liquorice stick, oregano, graphite, blueberry, cassis leaf and pronounced crushed gravel and limestone minerality.

The palate weight is creamy, textural and dense but remains fresh, vital and powerful with excellent varietal typicity. What’s perhaps most impressive about this wine is the way it holds its shape, vigour and presence in the glass over several hours… and then almost seems to tire of examination and starts to close up again'. – Greg Sherwood, 96+/100

'Brian Smith of Elgin Ridge Wines and Niels Verburg of Luddite yesterday launched the. Cabernet Franc 2014, available at R15 000 per three-bottle case, effectively making it the most expensive wine in the country (ahead of 4G Imizuzu 2014 at R4 000 a bottle and De Toren’s Book XVII 2015 and The Black Lion 2016, both of which sell for R2 500 a bottle). From a Bot River vineyard planted in 1996. Matured for 18 months in French oak, one new barrel, one second-fill and one third-fill. On the nose, top notes of fynbos, violets and roses before black fruit, some raw meat and earth. Full bodied but balanced – lovely fruit purity, fresh acidity and nicely firm tannins. What it perhaps lacks in refinement, it makes up for in character.' – Christian Eeedes, 93/100

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GS 96+

Country

ZA

Region

Botriver

Style

Red

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