Grape Variety: Cabernet Franc
Category: Red Wine
Location Bought: Winery
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Burning Kiln Winery
Alcohol: 14.4% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Medium ruby in colour with medium+ intensity on the nose.
Positives: The first thing that I noticed was that there wasn’t the usual twiggy/leafy notes associated with Cabernet Franc from Ontario, and the second was that it was easy drinking. This Cab Franc had nice smokey notes, sizzling bacon, tobacco, blackberry, cassis, blueberry, plum, cedar and boysenberry. Medium body with medium+ tannins & acidity with a fairly long length.
Negatives: Not sold in LCBO, yet.
Interesting Note: I tasted this wine at the Taste of Ontario on 28 Sept 12, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
Drink now or over the next 3-5 years on its own or pair it with Rabbit Stifado.
Tasted: 28 Sept 12
Score: 9/10. Value: 9/10, Total: 18/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4