Crossroads Winemakers Collection Cabernet Franc
Here we have a single vineyard cab franc out of Hawkes Bay that is medium-bodied in style, with appealing smells of dark fruits, crushed leaves and toasted spices - thanks to some generous oak. The palate is quite rich and plush, with a good core of black fruits, some slinkiness to the tannins, and that lick of spices pushing through on the decent finish. Some kangaroo loin would be great with this!
On the nose this is classic Cabernet Franc with lifted fruit notes of blackcurrant and blackberry supported by warm spicy oak. The palate is full and fine with silky tannins that persist into a long elegant finish. Excellent match to roasted New Zealand lamb shanks rubbed in rosemary, with kumara mash and silverbeet.