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2019 Poppelvej Panacea Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc

McLaren Vale, SA

Plush, velvety coupling of Cabernets from a young up and coming producer in McLaren Vale.

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About The Wine

This is a great example of modern South Australian Cabernet blend from the hands of energetic young Danish-born winemaker, Uffe Deichmann.

This comes from two McLaren Vale vineyards: Paeroa & Sommerville. It spent a couple of weeks on skins, Uffe looking for a soft extraction of tannin and colour to produce a Cabernet with early approachability.

This is great drinking, with plenty of deep, ripe fruit flavours and a lick of toasty oak and that vibrant pop of blue fruit and violet that Cabernet Franc brings to the table.

It's a Cabernet blend you can get stuck into right now or cellar in the medium term.

About Poppelvej

Poppelvej (pronounced 'Pop-ell-vee') is a pint-sized winery based in McLaren Vale started by young Danish sommelier-turned-winemaker, Uffe Deichmann with the help of his brother Jens.

The name Poppelvej translates to "the street of the poplar trees", a homage to the family home property of the same name. 

 Uffe now has a small, ramshackle winery dug into in the side of a hill in McLaren Vale. He produces tiny amounts of wine with a minimal intervention philosophy.

Low amounts of sulphur (but always some) are used, the ferments are all wild. Massive black concrete eggs and an array of oak vessels in varying sizes are used as fermenters. It's a small but love-filled operation he is running.

Uffe and Jens Daniel in their winery
Uffe and Jens Daniel in their winery
McLaren Vale, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

85 % Cabernet Sauvignon from Paeroa vineyard in Mclaren Vale and 15 % Cabernet Franc from Sommerville Vineyard in Mclaren Vale.

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon (85%), Cabernet Franc (15%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

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The Wine Front

"Choc-berry scents, light though in a way, violets, bay leaf and brined olives too. Slurpy texture, creamy almost but for the crisp acidity and bright leafy-herbal notes underlying. Lovely ribbons of thick, dark chocolatey-minty tannins too. Excellent length. Brooding fruit but freshness in tow, a lavish, generous red of warmth and yet vitality. Delicious thing we have here, in its style." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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This is good, though I rate the Sol Sort higher, but I prefer more savoury wine. I'd buy this again. Nothing funky here.

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Interesting Cab Franc

Was not disappointed! Complex, medium bodied wine perfect with any type of food.

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