Only 192 bottles made.
On first pouring, it looks like it could be a Pinot Noir.
Looks like it could be a light, elegant wine…. But don’t let that fool you.
First whiff reveals a very heady aroma.
Cherries… dried cherries, dried raspberries, ginger, vanilla and Turkish delight.
The aroma transitions onto the palate and follows up with milky dark chocolates and bacon.
Has a slippery like texture to the palate.
Despite the relatively high alcohol level, this has only a slight warmth.
A powerful, authoritative red wine.
Very good now, but not sure how well it will age.
$57 directly from the winery. www.david-franz.com
Tasted 10th December 2012