I had to double check the label! On the first glass, I thought I was drinking a svelte Syrah from BC’s Okanagan Valley. Nope – Cabernet Franc.
But the palate is all Syrah – dry with medium acidity and body, the tannins are ripe and only lightly grippy. Flavours are intense and include ripe red fruit – plum, field berry, pomegranate – tobacco leaf, leather strap and clove with cinnamon stick.
The finish is a little short and alcohol is high causing some imbalance and headache on this WSET Good wine.
Drink now; do not hold.