An attractive crimson hue. Not quite brilliant in clarity, owing to being completely unfiltered. Not to worry, this slight cloudiness will gradually disappear as these last remnants of minute particles in suspension settle out of suspension in the bottle. Somewhat shy at present, the nose gradually opens up to reveal fresh raspberry and graphite with a nod toward florality, sweet woodsmoke, spice and tobacco leaf.
The palate is beautifully delineated by fresh acidity and well-managed tannins, and delivers flavours that closely follow the nose. A very pretty and ;stylish rendition of Cabernet Franc with great concentration and persistence.
This is classic cool-climate Cabernet Franc: elegant, medium-bodied, fresh and fruit-driven, with an intriguing savory grace note. Give this a year or two in bottle to see the aromatics on this wine really pop.