Les Nivières Cabernet Franc 2016

After my last review looks like normal service has been resumed with this delicate and refined offering from the Saumur region in the heart of the Loire valley France.

This bottle is made  with 100% Cabernet Franc and is likely to appeal to Pinot Noir perhaps even Gamay fans,  although more commonly used as part of a blend this subtle and dare I say elegant wine really hit the spot.

Usually I’m a fan of bigger more powerful wines but this lighter style if made well can be a joy to drink as this is a very good example of what Cabernet Franc can taste like.

Nice looking bottle with its embossed neck, nice colour, fairly muted aromas and a nice taste what more do you want from a wine? Ok, lets break it down a bit, although there wasn’t much nose wise I could detect some cherries, strawberries and herbs. On first sip the floral almost perfumed flavour hits you along with some mouth watering sweet acidity, red fruits dominate with some stalkiness along with mild tannins and a reasonably long finish.

This was very moreish and easy to drink even on its own and as I said earlier it had a kind of elegance about it. Not what I would normally drink but I enjoyed it and would happily drink it again.

My Rating 7.5/10 Corks

Waitrose around £9



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