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Poplar Grove Cabernet Franc
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16¼/20

Poplar Grove Cabernet Franc 2011

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaPerhaps the most fragrant cabernet franc yet from Poplar Grove. The 2011 spends 21 months in French oak, the limit I would think, but still manages to assert itself thanks to 18 months of bottle ageing. Black fruits and milk chocolate mark the nose and the front of the palate with savoury black cherries and warm vanilla notes in the finish. Surprisingly friendly at the moment but this will easily age five years and likely improve further in bottle. Steak Florentine would be a fine match.Tasted: 04 September 2014Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Stuart TobePrices: BC 35.00 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Poplar Grove WineryDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Varietal: Cabernet FrancCSPC: 747089UPC: 626990169680