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    2021 Frankland Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

    • $35.00
    • $38.00

    About The Wine

    "While Hunter Smith talks about elegance as much as power as important attributes of this wine, it's also one that reflects where it comes from – and no denying this achieves all that and more. Cassis and mulberries, squid ink and bay leaves, astonishing tannins – superfine yet with tensile strength and vibrancy throughout. Gorgeous now and will unfurl gracefully in time." 

    95 Points

    Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion 2024

    Fruit for this wine was sourced from mature vines in the Isolation Ridge vineyard at Frankland Estate. The vineyard sits on an undulating northern and eastern facing slope on ancient duplex soils of gravel and loam over a clay sub-soil. It is farmed using organic viticultural practices and this is reflected in the depth and concentration of fruit flavours. The vines are trained on a Scott Henry trellis system to enhance sunlight penetration of the canopy and optimize ripening conditions.

    This wine was fermented as long and slowly as possible, at temperatures not exceeding 26°C in open pot fermentation tanks that allowed the cap to be worked by plunging and an extended maceration period allowed optimal colour, flavour and tannin extraction. It was aged in 500 litre French oak puncheons, this contributing textural complexity without compromising the opulent natural fruit flavours of the wine

    About Frankland Estate

    Nestled in one of the most isolated wine regions in Western Australia, it was only appropriate for husband-and-wife Barrie Smith and Judi Cullam to name their vineyard Isolation Ridge when they founded it in 1988. Now in the very capable hands of siblings Hunter and Elizabeth Smith, whom have converted the vineyard to fully organic since 2009.  This shows through each and every wine they produce.

    Region: Isolation Ridge, Frankland River

    Country: Australia

    Vintage: 2021

    Alcohol: 14%

    Size: 750ml

    Closure: Screw Cap

    Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon