Bench 1775 Winery 2013 Cabernet Franc Malbec - 89pts

Bench 1775 Winery 2013 Cabernet Franc Malbec (Naramata Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Direct from the winery here
Cost: $34.90 (including taxes)
Alcohol: 12.4%

Production: 425 cases
Date Tasted: June 12th, 2015

Tasting Notes: A deep, layered, 50/50 blend of Cabernet Franc and Malbec with rich, dark fruit and gnarly, wild berry aromas supported by savoury notes of licorice, sweet oak, vanilla bean and spice box. The palate is generous and resolves quickly in your mouth like a melting, Icy Squares chocolate. Tannins are fine and very soft, making this blend very approachable and allowing the dark berry fruit to take centre stage. Spice and oak notes linger on the moderate-plus finish. 
Drink now-2017.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2015

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