Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Try This, Cellar That - BC Cabernet Franc
Cassini Cellars 2011 Cabernet Franc - $29
Cabernet Franc opens with a perfumed, instantly enjoyable nose of blackberry, black plum, violet and Christmas cake aromas. The dry palate that follows is medium bodied with similar fruit and savoury flavours offering excellent continuity from the nose. Ready to go now with several years of enjoyment ahead.
Church and State Wines 2011 Cabernet Franc - $25
After 2 hrs of decanting, this youthful Cabernet Franc will begin to reveal sweetened pot-pourri and crushed fresh flower notes which float delicately above the blueberry, black cherry and vanilla aromas. Despite the brightness of the fruit, the finish is long and measured with lingering, grippy tannins and dusty cocoa powder. Another year+ of bottle age will do nicely.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright 2014 IconWines.ca