Meet Franc! 100% whole bunch Cabernet Franc blended and bottled in its youth to capture its juvenile vibrancy. This is not a polished wine, this is a rustic wine made in big, old oak, not fined or filtered.
First contact is a wall of tannin that surrenders to a sweet kernel of explosive gooey fruit at the centre. Juicy and seductive. Fernet branca, earth, and fruit of the bramble. Tonic, red liquorice and clove. We call this smashability with interest. Perfect with blood sausage croquettes with figs, Calabrese pizza, and pine mushroom risotto.
James Halliday – 91 points
Jancis Robinson – 16 points
Matthew Jukes – Top 100 Australian Wines