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Chamonix, Cabernet Franc, Franschhoek, 2018

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Chamonix, Cabernet Franc, Franschhoek, 2018

New winemaker Niel Bruwer has upped the game at Chamonix: this is brilliant. Fabulous floral perfume, tinged with tobacco, pepper and leather. A big wine, given 18 months in barrel, but still elegant; jellied raspberry and blackcurrant flavours;... Read More

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Chamonix, Cabernet Franc, Franschhoek, 2018

ColourRed

RegionFranschhoek

GrowerChamonix

Grape VarietyCabernet Franc

Vintage2018

ABV14.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeCHX518

Style

Medium Bodied

Light > Full

Chamonix

Franschhoek, South Africa

Chamonix owns vineyards above the town running from 380 to 600 metres in altitude, planted from 1998.

Under the winemaking since 2001 of the youthful-looking Gottfried Mocke the wines got better and better, and in his latter vintages he steered the style of the wines here away from concentration and power and more towards elegance, finesse and...

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Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Francis a parent of Cabernet Sauvignon.

A cross of it with Sauvignon Blanc resulted in Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc tends to be softer and has less tannins than Cabernet Sauvignon, although the two can be difficult to distinguish. Many of the red wines of the Loire are primarily Cabernet Franc.

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Chamonix, Cabernet Franc, Franschhoek, 2018

New winemaker Niel Bruwer has upped the game at Chamonix: this is brilliant. Fabulous floral perfume, tinged with tobacco, pepper and leather. A big wine, given 18 months in barrel, but still elegant; jellied raspberry and blackcurrant flavours; silky, expansive and with plenty of freshness. Finishes with a cinnamon and cocoa flourish. Now-2025

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