Aotea by the Seifried Family Nelson Cabernet Franc (2019)

From 'great fruit in perfect condition', the 2019 vintage (4.5*) was estate-grown at Brightwater and matured in French oak barriques (one and two years old). A powerful, youthful red, it has deep, purple-flushed colour. Full-bodied, it has fresh blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, showing excellent ripeness and depth, a gentle seasoning of oak, lively acidity, and supple tannins. Worth discovering.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Cabernet Franc
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $39 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

The overall rating for quality is Tentative, as Michael has only reviewed a small number of vintages of this particular wine.

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