Askerne Cabernet Franc 2015 Hawkes Bay
Dense, fruity and rich bouquet of Cabernet Franc with a savoury dried herb and bell-pepper then dark red berry fruits of blackberry, blueberry and plum; plenty of wood spice, noticeable violet scent and toasty oak charms. On the palate – dry, fruity with dark berries of blackberry and blueberry, clove and vanilla spices, some bell-pepper and violets; youthful tannins with a texture to match. Overall a wine beginning to integrate showing decent potential for ageing. Well suited to food. Drink now if decanted otherwise from 2019 through 2026.

89 Points