David Finlayson Camino Africana Cabernet Franc 2013, Edgebaston
South Africa / Stellenbosch
Andy's Tasting Notes
With 6 years of maturity this richly textured example is now entering its optimum drinking window. Lush and velvety with super fine tannins giving balance and structure. Raspberry fruit and hints of mint, spice and gentle smoky oak. There is more than a hint of a top quality modern styled Saint-Émilion in this wine. What puts this wine in the ‘really good’ bracket though is its sleek, generous and seamless style.
Wine maker notes – “This wine signifies something truly special to me as a winemaker and is part of my journey in life and wine in South Africa, hence the name, Camino Africana, “The African Way”. This wine is made from Cabernet Franc planted on an old seabed in the Helderberg Basin. The soils reminded me very much of the Graves region in Bordeaux, allowing me to spot the potential to make a great wine from these vineyards that are threatened by Urban encroachment. In my search for special and undiscovered sites and wines, I am proud to have found theses grapes and have followed their path into this fantastic example of what potential there truly exists for Cabernet Franc in the Helderberg area of Stellenbosch when the right variety is fitted into the perfect site and terroir.”
Price per bottle £26.00
31 in stock
Edgebaston wines are made by David Finlayson on the Finlayson family vineyards in Stellenbosch. The property has deep clay topsoil and shale sub-soils, unique to this particular part of Stellenbosch which produce wines with excellent structure, classic style and minerality. In the early years of development, David invested his time and energy in ensuring that only the best vine material available was planted, nurtured and trellised. They practise sustainable viticulture – only organic fertilizers are used in the vineyards, with the sources being hormone free dairy herds and compost sites.
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