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Lavina Elicere Cabernet Franc

Cracka Review

The Elicere range features wines that display great elegance and finesse. These wines have been fastidiously crafted and styled to be sumptuous and expressive yet exquisite and refined. Fruit of the highest quality was carefully selected to produce wines that are a beautiful definition of the terroir of the region. Powerful but not too dominating the wines are perfectly balanced and restrained making them an excellent choice for pairing with any fine cuisine.

Appearance: Deep crimson with a purple hue.

Nose: Freshly picked blueberries, mint, white pepper and star anise are complemented with undertones of shredded tobacco leaf and subtle Asian spice.

Palate: A wonderful varietal expression of McLaren Vale Cabernet Franc with juniper berries, sage and mint, supported with undertones of patchouli and subtle French oak. The texture is svelte and the soft tannin integration is seamlessly married with natural acids, leading to a pleasant savoury, lingering finish.

Serving & Cellaring: Luscious and lively in its youth, this wine will continue to develop in complexity for 10 years. Store wine lying down at a constant temperature of 15-18 Degree Celsius. Decanting is recommended to open up the flavours and enhance the full appreciation of the wine.

Winemaker's Notes

The Elicere range features wines that display great elegance and finesse. These wines have been fastidiously crafted and styled to be sumptuous and expressive yet exquisite and refined. Fruit of the highest quality was carefully selected to produce wines that are a beautiful definition of the terroir of the region. Powerful but not too dominating the wines are perfectly balanced and restrained making them an excellent choice for pairing with any fine cuisine.

Appearance: Deep crimson with a purple hue.

Nose: Freshly picked blueberries, mint, white pepper and star anise are complemented with undertones of shredded tobacco leaf and subtle Asian spice.

Palate: A wonderful varietal expression of McLaren Vale Cabernet Franc with juniper berries, sage and mint, supported with undertones of patchouli and subtle French oak. The texture is svelte and the soft tannin integration is seamlessly married with natural acids, leading to a pleasant savoury, lingering finish.

Serving & Cellaring: Luscious and lively in its youth, this wine will continue to develop in complexity for 10 years. Store wine lying down at a constant temperature of 15-18 Degree Celsius. Decanting is recommended to open up the flavours and enhance the full appreciation of the wine.

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Lavina Elicere Cabernet Franc

Expert Reviews

Wine Companion (2012 Vintage) says
Varietally distinctive, vibrantly crimson wine. Fragrant blackcurrant aromas and flavours.
May/June 2013
WINESTATE (2012 Vintage) says
Lovely primary purple hues here. Has peppermint and licorice-like aromas and a pretty, fresh, bright and minty palate.
July/Aug Winestate 2013

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