Limpid; deep, dark red color. Bouquet: sweet cherry, warm gingerbread spices. Absolutely none of the green notes sometimes found in Cab Franc. On the palate, mouth filling and fresh. Bright citrus notes, cherries, long finish with soft tannins. Excellent balance. The wine has evolved enormously in a year. Still, it needs a decant and a solid hour to open up. At that point it is a rich, delicious, medium-weight wine. Perfect for lighter red-wine dishes. Delicious.
In the bouquet red fruits and a lot of candy impressions. On the palate the same. A lot of sweetness and also a good dose of acidity. There is some tannin. Overall; this is supposed to be an exclusive wine, but with all the candy impressions, for me it comes closer to a Gamay than a Cabernet Franc. Maybe the fruits were overripe?