Kaapzicht Cabernet Franc 2017
By Christian Eedes, 3 October 2019
“Specially bottled to celebrate a remarkable vintage for red wine” reads the front label of this special release Cabernet Franc 2017 from Stellenbosch property Kaapzicht and we should all be jolly glad they did. The nose shows red and black fruit to go with violets and just the right amount of the variety’s trademark leafy, herbaceous aromatics. The palate is wonderfully composed with well-defined fruit, vibrant acidity and fine-grained tannins. There’s a lovely coolness about the wine without it being too lean. Total production: 1 200 bottles – available from the tasting room only at R220 a bottle.
Editor’s rating: 94/100.
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