Warwick Estate Cabernet Franc 2018 buy onlineWarwick Estate Cabernet Franc 2018 buy online

Warwick Estate, Cabernet Franc 2020

This wine marks 30 vintages since Warwick was the first farm to make a single varietal Cabernet Franc in South Africa.

Assured and ageworthy, it shows a tantalizing bouquet of fresh herbs, sour cherry, cocoa powder and allspice.

On the palate, clean fruit flavours marry soft, juicy tannins that culminate in a long, round and lush finish.

94pts | Tim Atkin

£30.00

In stock

Stellenbosch

Cabernet Franc

LightFull Bodied

Description

VARIETAL:
WINE OF ORIGIN: TASTING NOTE:
WINEMAKING:
FOOD PAIRING: SERVING TEMP: ANALYSIS:
BOTTLING DATE:

100% Cabernet Franc
Stellenbosch

Floral and perfumed, with aromas of violets, cassis, and dried rosemary. Dark chocolate and thyme, cassis and blueberries follow on the palate. The palate is tightly wound with fine grained tannins, true to the 2020 vintage. The tannins are well balance by a dense core of fruit, supported by fresh acid. Best enjoyed 5-7 years from vintage.

Produced from a single vineyard planted in 2008. Hand harvested, de-stemmed and sorted into tank. This block spent 21 days on the skins, with two to three pump overs per day and then pressed to undergo malolactic fermentation. After completion, the wine was racked to French oak barrels (35% new, and 65% second fill) for a period of 24 months before a strict selection process, where only the best barrels are selected. These barrels are then blended and filtered before bottling in May 2022.
French trimmed Karoo lamb with rosemary and thyme. 16-18 °C
Alc: 14.50% RS: 1.9
TA: 5.60 PH: 3.57
Vegan May 2022

Additional information

Wine Farm

Alcohol vol

14%

Grape

Cabernet Franc

Vintage

2020

Pan seared duck, Beef, Lamb and pork.

1 review for Warwick Estate, Cabernet Franc 2020

  1. Tim Atkin | 94pts

    “Regularly among the best Cabernet Francs in the Cape, Warwick’s 35% new oak-aged red comes from the cooler, south-east facing Block Seven. Tobacco leaf and graphite aromas lead you into an enticingly well-balanced, supple palate of textured tannins, plum, rocket and black cherry flavours and deftly handled wood spices. 2024-30″

    Tim Atkin MW 2023

Leave a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Location