2021 Bleasdale Cabernet Franc
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2021 Bleasdale Cabernet Franc

Langhorne Creek, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$19. 99
$239.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2023-2026)
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Stelvin

Dark red in colour with black shaded edges and a vibrant red hue. Fragrant red currant, red cherry and mulberry aromas are intermeshed with tobacco and spicy dried herb notes. Light to medium bodied, ripe red currant, red cherry and rhubarb flavours are intertwined with a dried herb and spicy tobacco element. Quite juicy and fleshy with velvet smooth tannins it finishes long with ample freshness and savoury red fruits.
Drink over the next 2-3 years.
Alc. 13.5%

Other Reviews….
Bleasdale has been using cabernet franc in blends for over 25 years, but the ’21 vintage demanded this should be bottled as a 100% varietal. Destemmed for whole-berry open fermentation, pressed at 4 baumé, matured in used French puncheons and tank for 5 months. Low SO2 usage. Magenta-crimson hue, brilliant clarity. High-toned bursts of raspberries and flowers lead the way into a light-bodied, delicious wine that demands immediate consumption.
92 points
James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion