2021 Terre a’ Terre Crayeres Vineyard Cabernet Franc
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2021 Terre a’ Terre Crayeres Vineyard Cabernet Franc

Wrattonbully, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$26. 99
$323.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2024-2030)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Stelvin

The mild 2021 vintage conditions provided the perfect framework to produce high quality Cabernet Franc. 9% Shiraz was added to the final blend in order to lift the middle palate, and the result is a very classic Cabernet Franc. Aging took place in old French oak barriques and foudres for a period of 14 months.

Deep dark red black tinged colour with a dark red hue. Lifted red to black currant and mulberry aromas are trailed by cedary tobacco, dried herb, faint earthy black olive and bay leaf notes. A rich chorus of red to black currant and ripe mulberry fruits flow across the mid weighted palate with notions of vanillin cedar, dusty earth, black olive and infusions of bay leaf lending complexity through the back half. Fine grained yet sturdy tannin structure. Concludes long and spicy.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
Alc. 14.5%

Other Reviews…..
This is 91% cabernet franc and 9% shiraz matured in old French oak barriques and foudres for 14 months. Red fig, black cherry and rhubarb. Pink peppercorn, damson plum and cinnamon. Oak inserts itself with a cocoa nib bitterness and espresso crema. This is a bit of an enigmatic wine with a filigree of fine but weighty tannins and a mix of sour red fruits and exotic spice. A wine with detail and complexity and of superb value. Drink by 2030.
95 points
Shanteh Wale – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion

I’m cray cray about Cabernet Franc.
Red fruit, rosewater, a little mint chocolate, light nutty oak. It’s medium-bodied, red fruit and some darker berries, hazelnut, a fresh feel to it, with well-settled acidity, fine chalky tannin grip, and a finish of excellent length. All just so. Beautifully made, and lovely to drink. Drink 2023 - 2031+
94 points
Gary Walsh – The Wine Front