Domaine Naturaliste Cabernet Franc ‘Le Naturaliste’ 2018Regular price $86.00
Wilyabrup Cabernet Franc grown on gravel loam soils. Release date is November 2020.
Beautiful perfume of violet,rose and bay leaf, dusted with exotic and peppery spices, ginger biscuits, raspberry, redcurrant and boysenberry, crushed herbs and lead pencil. Yeah, that’s a lot of things, but it’s all go here. Medium-bodied, black olive and dark chocolate set in red and black fruit, lovely perfume, gravelly tannin, richness but with that strictness and ‘mineral’ feel you get from good Cabernet Franc. Finish is long, savoury and succulent at once. Margaret River, yes, but with Napa Valley intensity of flavour, if that makes sense. Excellent.
96 points - Gary Walsh - The Winefront