Tawse Laundry Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2016

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  130997

Very pretty, evolving nose and terrifically savoury palate, this is both ripe and fresh, sappy and concentrated, fleshy but also firm. I love the fine-grained tannins, abundant but coated in loads of black berry and raspberry extract, and the excellent length and depth overall. A magnificent vintage for this perennial favorite from Tawse, a strength in the portfolio to be sure. I'd cellar for another year or so, or hold until the mid to late '20s. Score - 93. (John Szabo, MS, winealign.com, May 22, 2020)