Made in only small quantities, in the best years with the best fruit and best Bordeaux oak barrels – meet the 2017 Singlefile “The Philip Adrian” Frankland River Cabernet Sauvignon from WA’s Great Southern wine region.
Thank you Singlefile for sharing this beauty with me! This impressive wine will cellar for the next 40 or so years, however I couldn’t resist giving it a taste and oh boy it’s tasting pretty darn good right now too.
It’s made up of 97% Cab Sauv and a 3% lick of Malbec. Forty-eight percent of the wine was matured in new Bordeaux oak barriques for 14 months and the rest went into one-year-old (40%) and two-year-old (12%) Bordeaux barriques for the same amount of time. The wine was then bottle aged for a further 12 months prior to being released last month.
In the glass I found it a rich garnet shade. On the nose it is lavish and elegant, think mixed berries with mocha and a whiff of forest floor. In the mouth it’s smooth and juicy with a long sweet berry finish. A powerful wine that’s only going to get better.
This wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!