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2020 Brash Higgins FRNC Cabernet Franc

McLaren Vale, SA

One of the leading examples of modern Australian Cabernet Franc!

$30.00

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About

About The Wine

The Brash Higgins 'FRNC' is one of the trailblazing wines of its genre. In only its fourth vintage this wine has been at the forefront of the new wave of fresh and vibrant Cabernet Franc sweeping across the wine regions of Australia.

Brad wants this wine to "focus on the aromatics and delicacy of the fruit, making it an ease to drink but still complex, age worthy." and he has achieved that unequivocally. The 2020 was picked at perfect ripeness. Bang on for the Loire Valley style that Brad is chasing.

This small batch of fruit has made simply one of the most delicious and interesting wines of its ilk in the country. It sells out quicker every year, don't miss out!

About Brash Higgins

Brash Higgins is the label of winemaking American-turned-honorary-Aussie, Brad Hickey.

In his former life, Hickey was one of America's top sommeliers, working for many years crafting some of New York's finest wine lists. He came to Australia and fell in love with McLaren Vale and local vigneron Nicole Thorpe, with whom he now produces highly characterful, minimalist wines from their much loved Omensetter vineyard.

Hickey's wines are extremely expressive. They fall in two camps - the wines sourced from Omensetter vineyard and those sourced from friends around the Vale and the warm, dry Riverlands.

If you want 'classic' McLaren Vale, or if you want the true avant-garde, it's all available in the Brash Higgins range.

Brad Hickey AKA Brash Higgins
Brad Hickey AKA Brash Higgins
McLaren Vale, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Our sixth Cabernet Franc, we skipped 2019, 100% grown from a neighbouring vineyard planted in 1982 and made at Brash HQ. Vintage 2020 provided good growing conditions with an even season punctuated by small berry set. The idea for this FRNC was to focus on the aromatics and delicacy of the fruit, making it a breeze to drink but still complex, age worthy.

Blend : Cabernet Franc (100%)
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Reds fermenting in clay amphora
Reds fermenting in clay amphora
Brash Higgins HQ, McLaren Vale, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"Here we go. Flinty whiffs, ripe blackcurrants, white pepper, green capsicum, a lot of evocative cab franc perfume. Suede textured in the palate, licks of gummy tannin puckering things, juicy in a way but then the finish is all chew and chomp. Brooding feel but a lift of freshness as a coda. Sweet fruited core. Heartier than usual, a little clumsy in joining its parts? Doesn’t matter very much, a lovely, gentle drink." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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