Vanessa Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2015

91 points – From the hottest vintage in Vanessa’s history, this shows a savoury nose of fresh herbs, tobacco and deep raspberry fruit, some oak smoke, spice and vanillin (aged 20 months in French oak, 30% new). It is medium-full bodied, quite supple and smooth. Tannins are firm with some alcohol warmth rising on the finish. A biggish franc showing some elegance and very good to excellent length.