2016 Airlie Bank Franc

Region:Yarra Valley (N/A) , VIC

Style:Light Bodied

Producer:Punt Road

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Awesome value for all the Cab Franc lovers out there.

RRP $22.00

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Ah Cabernet Franc, how good you can be... When handled right, like this little bad boy out of the Punt Road stable. The Airlie Bank range is a little gem. Smart winemaking, good fruit, value well above its price point. The Franc this year sees 100% whole bunches. Don't let that freak you out, this is stellar drinking for the dollars. Softer and more seductive than Cabernet Sauvignon, this is a classic example of as Max Allen observed " a global trend towards drinking lighter, younger red wines." Gary Walsh was well impressed by this release, giving it 91 points saying "... for pleasure and drinking appeal, it’s still a winner." This is a drinkers and a thinkers wine. Juicy, succulent and super moreish, this is one of those great "go-to" reds with a bit of interest.

What it Tastes Like

"Spicy, packed with juicy redcurrant and blackcurrant, and a pleasing weed, floral and hedgerow perfume. Light to medium bodied, fruity and savoury and stalky all at once, light rasp of tannin, raspberry juice and spice aftertaste. I’m not sure it’s quite as good as the 2015, but for pleasure and drinking appeal, it’s still a winner." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)


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Punt Road winemaker Tim Shand