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Warwick was among the first Estates to bottle Cabernet Franc as a single varietal in 1988. It has since achieved consistent acclaim and Cabernet Franc is now synonymous with Warwick. The unique terroir at Warwick is very favourable for the varietal, creating wines of elegance and finesse.
For those who like your reds with a double helping of flavour and the softness of a velvet slipper. It has a rich and explosive core with soft, sweet, black currant fruit, that follows right through to the last sip, backed up with a savouriness that is enticing.
A deep dark ruby and purple colour promises body and power on this wine. The aromas of fresh earth, minerals, black cherry and mocha certainly deliver all the traits of a wine that is dominated by clean, linear fruit and a hedonistic mouthful of soft juicy tannins. The flesh and weight of the wine make it voluptuous and abundant with a long, round and lush finish.
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A freshly made tagliatelle with a duck ragout would be truly outstanding, or even just the pasta with a few fresh truffle shavings would make this combo memorable. A grilled rib eye steak on the bone with an anchovy butter and some creamed spinach would also work. It is a great cheese match but keep the cheese to the gooey kind and steer away from blue cheese as it is very hard to match for any wine.
5 Stars in the Platter’s Wine Guide.