The Islander Estate Vineyards The Investigator Cabernet Franc 2005
I thought this was a Cabernet Sauvignon as it had tobacco, black fruit yet it had a floral overtone with less structrure and weight. The medium bodied palate has a very long length with the food friendly flavours working well. The feel is elegant but there is verve and vibrancy attached. As there is not many single variety Cabernet Franc's going around it is bold for a relatively new winery to put this as its icon wine but I can see why they are doing it. There is a savoury componanty with a cherry lip stick that adds interest that I love and I still feel it need a few more years in the cellar to show its best.
Drink: 2016 - 2024