Tawse Cabernet Franc Growers Blend 2011, Niagara Peninsula

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Cabernet Franc Cabernet Franc
Ontario, Canada

$27.15 (WA-27722)

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Critic Reviews (2)

Treve Ring
Treve Ring

Dusty dark cocoa and cassis brambles on the nose lead to a savoury, stony, black fruited palate. The tannins may be a...

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National Wine Awards of Canada
National Wine Awards of Canada

Aggregate final score from judges at the 2014 National Wine Awards of Canada. June 2014

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Larry Isaacson
Larry Isaacson

Delicious

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David Brodati
David Brodati

Paul Pender didn't mind the cooler 2011 vintage for his reds, enabling a more vibrant style. This Cab Franc elicits blackberry, dark plum and black cherry notes along with integrated oak (mocha, vanilla, baking spice). Well balanced with good acidity and some tannic grip (but not vice like). The fruit is sourced from other growers, so it's not certified biodynamic in the Tawse line, but nonetheless it is a quality cab offering good value. Excellent length. March 2015.

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lesleef
lesleef

This is a fantastic wine with red berry (strawberry) and plum fruit, sweet tobacco and cedar. Quite dry, with med+ acidity, med alcohol and med body with ripe fine grained tannins. The long finish reveals a touch of the "animal" flavours reminiscent of a Chinon from the Loire. Went great with Bangers & Mash.

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