It’s time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a great one from Argentina.
Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim. Not showing much age.
Fruity nose of blackberries, black plums, raisins, wood, vanilla, licorice, dark chocolates, coffee, mocha, spices, peppercorn, pencil lead, light vegetables, earth and leather.
Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, tobacco leaf, light vegetables, peppercorn, coffee, chocolates, tobacco and graphite.
Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
This 9 year old Argentinian Cabernet Franc is drinking very nicely now. Showing nice complexity with a great mouthfeel. Peaking now.
Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show the complexity, although, it is good right out of the bottle.
Wine Enthusiasts 90 points.
I’ve had their regular Cab Franc, but this Old Vines version is so much better. A delicious wine.
Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.
100% Cabernet Franc grapes were aged for 18 months in French Oak barrels.
14.5% alcohol by volume.