David Franz 'Georgie's Walk' Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa Valley 2010

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David Franz 'Georgie's Walk' Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa Valley 2010

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If the celebrants of the 'Tomatina' festival in Valencia used plums instead of tomatoes, then they'd enjoy an experience not wholly similar to drinking this wine. It's an explosion of ripe, squishy plums with some vanilla, coconut and chocolate thrown in for good measure. Other than in the Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon rarely comes as hedonistic and playful as this and it's the result of some serious winemaking. 

The 2010 vintage is a rigorous selection of fruit from David's own ‘House on the Hill’ and ‘Horse Paddock’ vineyards in Stonewell and a portion from his brother’s 'Central Range' vineyard in Eden Valley. The final blend comprises 13 separate 'open top' fermentations. Each batch was hand-plunged three times a day during ferment before being basket-pressed after a total of 25-32 days on skins. The wine was filled with full lees to a mix of new and seasoned American oak with a sprinkle of seasoned French oak for 36 months maturation. Only 2,400 bottles were produced. 14.4% alc. Drink now-2024.

The Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Georgie’s Walk Cabernet Sauvignon is deep garnet in colour with ripe blackcurrant, blackberry tart, vanilla, and chocolate notes plus an evolving meaty character. The body is medium-full, rich and concentrated with firm, grainy tannins and a long, youthful finish." 94 points[Image result for david franz]

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