RÁCZ MIKLÓS Tamás Cabernet Franc 2017 View larger

RÁCZ MIKLÓS Tamás Cabernet Franc 2017

14,00 € tax incl.

Colour: Red

Grape variety: Cabernet Franc

Producer: Rácz Miklós Tamás

Wine Region: Villány


14 Alc

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Pure Cabernet Franc from Diósviszló, the Western extremity of the region (boasting cooler sites and a fresher wine style), without barrel ageing this year. Deep ruby red colour. A smooth, elegant, harmonious wine, with a plethora of spice and black fruit, and a hint of leafy, graphite aroma. A coolish-style wine, absolutely in phase with current trends. Villány is the new home of Cabernet Franc!

Zoltan Németi, wine blogger, on screwcapped.com, october 2019.

After the unusual Pinot noir (reviewed here), an even more surprising Cabernet Franc from young talent Rácz Miklós Tamás. A Cabfranc without oak, from the home of over-oaked red wines? I’m sure fellow winemakers think Miklós is crazy, but in my opinion this wine is as close to terroir expression and elegance as you can get, from this variety in this region.

Purity and balance are key here. Leafy Cabfranc notes, green peppercorn and graphite. Dried cherries and a touch of leather hinting on the sunny climate, lending an almost Tuscan character to the wine. Medium-bodied, unforced, the structure is almost Burgundy-like. Neither heavy nor lean, the balance is great. Pleasantly restrained, it does not try hard, yet does not lack details.

Rating: very good, 89 points.