Hickinbotham

2019 The Nest Cabernet Franc *

A pure Cabernet Franc, it expresses true varietal characteristics of red currant, red berry and leafy, bracken notes. The palate has a compact style with finely compressed tannins that create a smooth, almost polished texture. The enduring freshness, intensity and elegance of this wine are the defining characters.

$75.00
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Vintage & Wine Notes

2019 began with a very dry winter and spring, followed by record-breaking heat and dry conditions throughout the summer. Conditions like these are challenging for shoot growth, however the silver lining is a low risk of vine disease. The warm growing season resulted in a condensed harvest with low yields. The fruit showed great concentration of flavour with marked acidity and freshness. The 2019 vintage of Th­e Nest Cabernet Franc has delightful notes of cherry blossom, mint, raspberry, and pomegranate juice. ­The seamless palate showcases perfect oak and fruit balance with an incredibly long finish.

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