Fram Cinsault 2017
By Christian Eedes, 2 March 2020
How age-worthy is new-wave Cinsault? Re-visiting the 2017 from Thinus Krüger under his Fram label, I liked it quite a bit more now than a year ago. From Citrusdal Mountain grapes, winemaking involved 15% whole-bunch fermentation and no use of oak.
Whereas it seemed excessively primary and a little simple 12 months ago scoring 88 on the 100-point quality scale, it’s gained with time in bottle, the nose at present showing additional herbs and spice to go with red berries, the palate less overtly fruity, a bright acidity and some tannic grip starting to come to the fore. Approximate retail price: R150 a bottle.
CE’s rating: 91/100.
Check out our South African wine ratings database.
Attention: Reviews like this take time and effort to create. We need your support to make our work possible. To make a financial contribution, click here. Invoice available upon request – contact email@example.com
Like our content?
Show your support.