2016 Jauma Birdsey Vineyard Cabernet Franc
By James Erskine and Fiona Wood.
Cabernet Franc from McLaren Vale, South Australia.
No added sulphites.
NB: All of James' wines, still or sparkling, are bottled under crown seal.
It's taken me years to come to grips with the idea that McLaren Vale can produce amazing Cabernet Franc, but year after year this block has delivered. Electric purple in the glass it sings with powerful raciness but fills the gob with deep black berries and briary spice.