Tuesday, June 26, 2012

2010 Ross Hill Cabernet Franc (Orange)

While in Orange a couple of months back I had this wine over dinner at Lolli Redini’s, then the next day at the winery itself. Finally I had a bottle the other weekend at home. All three times I have been very impressed.

It has a highly fragrant and floral nose with notes of blueberry, fruit spice, and lovely oak. Great to smell. There’s a beautiful generosity of fruit on the palate, not unsurprising given the 14.5% alcohol, but it shows no heat and retains plenty of freshness. There’s a nice even flow to this wine as it develops some sour cherry and earth notes through the back palate that is somehow a bit reminiscent of a Hunter Shiraz. A bit of grassiness and notes of cedar add further appeal. The wine finishes with good length and drying tannin. Works well with food or on its own. Very good wine.


RRP: $36
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Wesbite: http://www.rosshillwines.com.au/


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