Cabernet Franc 2021 – Black Market Deal #40763
- Textured, savoury
Maybe we’re throwing a bit of a curve ball with a Coonawarra cab franc, but then again maybe it’s just right. Those knowledgeable in all things cabernet will know that cab franc is one of the major grapes blended with cab sav to make the great reds of Bordeaux. Then, factor in that our experienced producer is one of the icons of Coonawarra and it doesn’t seem such a stretch after all. And the wine? Vibrant and juicy, spicy and floral. It’s ready to go now but still has some fine tannins to allow for a few years of ageing. We’re loving this wine and are confident you’ll be delighted with it as well.
What is a Black Market deal?
Black Market deals are only made possible if we don’t reveal the maker’s brand on site. The wines are the genuine article – absolutely no cleanskins or fake brands, just dangerously good value. You won’t find out what it is until it hits your doorstep, but you won’t regret it. Just keep it on the down low.
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Coonawarra is renowned for its cabernet. To write off other varieties, though, would be simplistic. Some of the best wine from the region is shiraz, which is frequently overlooked in the search for the perfect cab sav. It's riesling is a surprise dark horse, too. Not to belittle Coonawarra cab either, but it's funny how often we get caught insisting that one variety is the best expression of a specific place, grown in a variable environment with so many factors at play. All we're saying is: don't miss the great wines that aren't the usual suspects. Coonawarra has quite a few amazing hands other than their trump card.