Smith & Sheth Cru Heretaunga Cabernet Franc (2019)

The classy, inviting 2019 vintage (5*) was hand-picked from mature vines in the Howell Vineyard, in the Bridge Pa Triangle, and matured for a year in French oak barrels (50 per cent new). Fragrant and full-coloured, it is mouthfilling, with generous, well-ripened, berryish, plummy flavours. A very graceful, smooth-flowing red, it should be at its best 2023+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Cabernet Franc
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $35 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

When to drink: 2023

Reviewed July 2022

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