Crayères Vineyard Cabernet Franc Shiraz 2018
“You certainly don’t see too many blends of Cabernet Franc and Shiraz. Terre à Terre’s Xavier Bizot and Lucy Croser call it “unique”. The result is one heck of a pretty wine.
It looks gorgeous in the glass, a brilliant magenta. Scents rising out of the glass are enticing: rose, violets, musk, sweet spiced plums, cinnamon and French oak fresh coffee grounds.
If Cabernet Franc (63%) is the aromatic superstar, Shiraz (37%) plays its role on the palate contributing a major dose of personality. Black and red berry fruits, earth, leather, dark bitter chocolate and coffee oak roll around the tongue. Chalky tannins contribute to the energy and length.”
Jeni Port, winepilot.com