Foreign Affair Cabernet Franc 2010
- Rated 4 stars
- Niagara, Ontario
- Reviewed by: Rick VanSickle
- Published on: August 9, 2018
- Last modified: August 9, 2018
Every single grape that went into this wine was dried for 100-plus days and was aged for 27 months in French oak barrels. The aromas on the nose of this behemoth teem with thick, juicy waves of black currants, figs, kirsch, savoury herbs, cigar-box cedar, toasty vanilla, campfire smoke and rousing spice notes. It is a substantial wine on the palate but as generous as it is, it still shows rather nicely at this point in its short evolution. The flavours range from jammy cherry/currant compote to rich blackberries and raspberry bramble with notes of sweet tobacco, dark chocolate and thick spices all delivered on a plush bed of tannins.