Wine of the Week for July 23 2007

Henry of Pelham Cabernet Franc 2005 - $14.15
Style: R1
Canada: Niagara

Ah, the lowly cab franc grape … often dismissed as a “poor cousin” to cab sauv, this grape shows both class and elegance, given the opportunity. The nose here is quite vegetal, with aromas of grass, blackcurrant, vanilla and more. The palate is rather juicy, with a firm acid spine, moderate tannins and bright berry flavours. Pretty young at this point but it promises to evolve nicely over the next 3-5 years. Classic cab franc that will go well with shellfish, pork, aged cheeses or shepherds pie. (LCBO 27839)

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