2016 Cabernet Franc

$30.00

Tasting Notes

Single varietal releases of Cabernet Franc are rare in Australia and Paracombe’s Cabernet Franc is considered one of the finest examples. Initially released in 1993, we’ve released a vintage every year since.

Matured in seasoned French Oak barrels, this vintage has delivered a wine with lifted berry, violets and spicy aromas. The palate provides alluring soft fruit, aniseed spice, fine tannin and a lingering finish. Enjoy now or will please with cellaring.

With its gentle style our Cabernet Franc is suited to mushroom & game dishes.

What the reviewers are saying

Paracombe has been a long-time leader in growing and making cabernet franc; its vineyard is mature, as its expertise in handling the variety. The wine has a fragrance all of its own, spanning violets and fresh tobacco, the palate with sweet berries and spiced poached plum. James Halliday

 

 

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Wine Information

Vintage: 2016
Region: Adelaide Hills
Variety: Cabernet Franc 100%
Vineyard & Site Climate: Harvested exclusively from the original 1983 plantings of the Paracombe vineyard. Grown on the driest section of our vineyard along with the most ironstone concentrated soils on our block
Alc: 14.4%
Production: 225 cases (12 x 750mL)

Award/Accolade History

2016 Vintage; 91 Points Nick Stock JamesSuckling.com
2015 Vintage; Gold 2019 Sydney International Wine Competition, 91 Points Campbell Mattinson The Wine Front
2014 Vintage; 92 Points Halliday Wine Companion, 90 Points JamesSuckling.com
2013 Vintage; 93 Points Halliday Wine Companion
2012 Vintage; 94 Points Halliday Wine Companion, 90 Points JamesSuckling.com
2011 Vintage; 93 Points Rob Geddes MW
2010 Vintage; Blue Gold 2016 Sydney International Wine Competition, 95 Points Rob Geddes MW, 94 Points Halliday Wine Companion
2009 Vintage; 90 Points Rob Geddes MW
2008 Vintage; 90 Points Halliday Wine Companion, 90 Points Rob Geddes MW
2004 Vintage; 91 Points Halliday Wine Companion
2001 Vintage; 3 Trophy’s 2002 Adelaide Hills Wine Show, Wine of Show, Best Red Wine of Show & Best Other Red Wine of Show
2000 Vintage; 2 Trophy’s 2001 Adelaide Hills Wine Show, Best Red Wine of Show & Best Other Red Wine of Show
1995 Vintage; Gold 1996 Royal Hobart Wine Show