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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer INNISKILLIN
Youthful deep intense purple colour. Gently savoury, slightly spicy, ripe, plummy-crancherry fruit on the nose along with some cedary, notes. Dry, medium-plus bodie and quite well structure with slightly spicy, faintly leathery, youthful, bright, intense, ripe, plum-crancherry flavours followed up by a lingering, faintly savoury, cedary, raspberry-tinged, still-grippy finish. It seems that it could use another year or so of aging, so you might wish to decant before drinking today. This 100% Cabernet Franc was barrel aged for 14 months (20% new oak) and has full malolactic. It has 13.5% alcohol, 1.6 g/L residual sugar and a hefty 6.45 g/L total acidity with bottling lot number L200817 on the lower part of the glass bottle. CSPC 17290
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Art Can
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating ***(90 points)
Youthful, Bright, Grippy
LCBO Text Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: Clean, professionally made wine that takes advantage of the warm 2020 growing season in Ontario, Inniskillin's cabernet franc delivers a waft of good quality oak spice up front over dark berry fruit in the varietal idiom. The palate is medium-full (13.5% alcohol declared), with plenty of dark raspberry and vanilla flavour, supple but abundant tannins and balanced acids. Well made all in all, drinking now or hold 2-4 years. Tasted April 2023. Score - 90 (John Szabo, MS, winealign.com) Price $ 29.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - August 19, 2023
Cases bought 30 (12 bottles per case)

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