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Poplar Grove Cabernet Franc
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16½/20

Poplar Grove Cabernet Franc 2017

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaPoplar Grove is beginning to hit its stride with this cabernet franc. It’s been the little tweaks but important ones along the way as it goes from a soupy savoury midpalate to a more structured wine with dense sweet tannins toning down some of its hedonistic flare. The result is just enough structure to allow multiple layers of flavours featuring black plums and cold tea with a mocha wisp upping its complexity quotient. It spends 21 months in about one-third new French oak and gets another full year in bottle to rest at the winery. You can drink this now, but more time will only benefit its final picture.Tasted: 06 December 2020Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 37.99 BCLS Producer: Poplar Grove WineryDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Grape: Cabernet FrancCSPC: 510131UPC: 626990396963