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Eggo Franco Cabernet Franc

Zorzal - Eggo Franco Cabernet Franc 2018

Argentina
Red Wine from Mendoza · Argentina
Price: £19.95
Case Rate: £18.99
Ex Tax: £16.63
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Wine Region: Mendoza
Wine Area: Tupungato
Winery: Zorzal
Wine Maker: Juan Pablo Michelini
Grape: Cabernet Franc
Grape Percentage: 100% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol Percentage: 13.3%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2020
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Rating 93 pts  Wine Advocate/Robert Parker
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Country:
Wine Region: Mendoza
Wine Area: Tupungato
Winery: Zorzal
Wine Maker: Juan Pablo Michelini
Grape: Cabernet Franc
Grape Percentage: 100% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol Percentage: 13.3%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2020

Wine tasting notes

A complex and mineral example of Cabernet Franc with distinct herbaceous notes such as green pepper, enhanced with black pepper spice. Restrained with a refreshing, silky structure and a long, fine finish.

Expert reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2015) - 93 pts

Dec 2016 - Luis Gutierrez - The second vintage I tasted from this Cabernet Franc, the 2015 Eggo Franco is produced, like many of their wines, with grapes from Tupungato Winelands in Gualtallary. It fermented in cement eggs with some stems and with 50% of the wine kept in contact with skins for some three to four months, then pressed and put back in the eggs to complete its élevage, which lasted some nine months. It shows a mixture of herbal and candied berry aromas, hints of beef blood and iron. The absence of oak shows the naked tannins and provides an earthy side, which to me is very much the wild character of Gualtallary. 6,000 bottles were filled in December 2015 (it was harvested in March).


James Suckling (2016) - 91 pts

Aromas of currants, flowers and stones follow through to a medium body, firm and silky tannins and a delicious finish. Drink now


Wine Enthusiast (2015) - 91 pts

Dry, earthy plum, cherry, tomato and leather aromas are fresh but also a touch hard and harsh. This cement-egg-fermented Cab Franc features a medium body and cutting acidity. Raw red-plum and red-berry flavors finish tight, crisp and short. Drink this juicy, monoline red through 2020.


Tim Atkin (2016) - 91 pts

Not quite as exciting as it was in 2015 - possibly a reflection of the tricky vintage conditions - but this is still a very pure, partially whole bunch fermented Cabernet Franc that’s entirely made in concrete eggs. Grassy, elegant and fine, with subtle tannins. 2017-22