Thomas Legacy Waiheke Island Cabernet Franc 2019

This highly refined red is rare – only 923 bottles were produced.  Hand-harvested, it was matured for 11 months in French oak barriques (33 per cent new).  Fragrant, it is deeply coloured and full-bodied, with strong, ripe blackcurrant, red berry, plum and spice flavours, savoury notes adding complexity, and a finely textured, lingering finish.  Already delicious, it should be at its best 2024+.  (From Batch Winery.)