Terre à Terre Cabernet Franc Shiraz 2019
“Deep and dark, slightly raw woody to begin, but the fruit shimmers though and builds: there’s blackcurrant cedar, gentle liquorice molasses. This has power, great tannins, currant juiciness, richer fruitcake, and a melty, sweet oak dough character. A lovely mix of the rich and bright, the glistening and sparkly. Good length also. Should evolve deliciously over the next five years. A beautiful example of new Aussie claret, as is the slightly pricier Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2019, a review of which will be uploaded shortly.
J’adore the exactitude of the food pairing suggested on the PDF tasting/technical note for this wine: Roasted Poularde de Bresse stuffed with lobster meat, potato purée façon Joël Robuchon. Classic.”
93(94) /100, 8/10