2012 Frankland Estate Olmo's Reward

2012 Frankland Estate Olmo's Reward

Region:Frankland River , WA

Style:Full Bodied

Producer:Frankland Estate

Quick Overview

An iconic and consistently excellent ‘old world’ inspired Bordeaux blend from Frankland River’s leading producer. Organically grown, perfumed, elegant and structural - a must try for real Bordeaux lovers.


Organic

RRP $45.00

$45.00

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About

Frankland Estate is in our opinion the leading producer of the Frankland River region.

Family owned and operated since 1988, Frankland Estate put a major emphasis on organic grown fruit that reflects its terroir rather than the hand of the winemaker. In this way, their wines are distinctly elegant and ‘old world’ in style.

They’re a 5 red star rated winery from James Halliday, with powerhouse American writer Robert Parker declaring that “…these distinc­tive wines are totally dif­fer­ent from any other Aus­tralian wine I have tasted.”

We were fortunate enough to recently catch up with winemaker and part-owner Hunter Smith , and his passion for these sustainably produced and expressive wines was infectious. They really are something special - supremely high quality and uniquely styled.

The consistently excellent ‘Olmo’s Reward’ is named in honour of Dr Harold Olmo, who first identified the potential of the Frankland River to grow quality Bordeaux varieties. The blend uses a different combination of the five main Bordeaux varieties each year depending on vintage, with the 2012 being made up of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot.

It’s a beautifully perfumed, elegant and medium-bodied blend - with the focus on balance, complexity and earthiness rather than sheer power and rich fruit/oak. A premium Bordeaux blend for Bordeaux lovers.

What It Tastes Like

A far cry from many full-bodied, powerhouse Aussie Bordeaux blends, this is all about perfume, balance and structure. The nose is at once spicy, earthy, black-fruited and floral - it really jumps out of the glass. the palate is linear and medium-bodied at most, with Cabernet fruits like cassis and blackcurrant coming to the fore. Firm tannins, refreshing acidity and softly handled oak all play their part. A long, even finish that hints at what’s to come over the years.

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Frankland Estate owner/winemaker Hunter Smith