Terre à Terre Crayeres Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2021
The seventh release of one of Australia’s finest examples of Cab Franc. The team have added 9% Shiraz to ‘lift the middle palate’ in 2021, which was a mild but exceptional year. The Wrattonbully vineyard was planted in 2008 at a density similar to that of those in Saint Emilion. The wine spent 14 months in old French oak, both barriques and foudres. 2,150 cases made. Magenta/purple. There is a leafy, aromatic nose, fresh and elegant, with notes of spices, red fruits, bay leaves and raspberries. Finely balanced, there is a richness with depth and intensity and impressive length plus firm tannins. Drink over the next five to eight years.