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Burning Kiln Winery Cabernet Franc 2012 Wine Review

Burning Kiln Winery Cabernet Franc 2012

Burning Kiln Winery Cabernet Franc 2012

Niagara, Ontario, Canada

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $24.95

Drink: 2013-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.4%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Burning Kiln Winery

Natalie's Score: 89/100

This robust Niagara red wine uses a variation on the appassimento method traditionally used in northern Italy for Ripasso and Amarone style wines. The grapes for the wine are first dried in a tobacco kiln before being fermented to add richness, colour, flavour and depth to the wine.

This Burning Kiln Winery Cabernet Franc 2012 was reviewed on November 15, 2014 by Natalie MacLean

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L.J. Palmer rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Deep ruby colour, pronounced nose, dry, balanced acidity, medium tannin and body. Aromas of ripe dark fruit including blackberry, cassis, blackcurrrant and black cherry with sweet vanilla. Tastes of ripe black fruit with cedar and a hint of green pepper. This is made using a modified appassimento method and is good with or without food.
Lynn van der Linde - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Eucalyptus and cedar aromas fill the glass, with flavours of tart cherries and black pepper make this a knock your socks off Cab Fran(k)! Structured tannins and acidity leave a persistent cherry finish on the tongue. Would pair wonderfully with lamb dishes or meat-lovers pizza.
Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

A big Cab Franc with aromas of juicy fruit, cigar box, and vanilla. Lots of dark fruit in the taste as well as firm tannins. There's a smoky, black cherry finish. Definitely not your typical Cab Franc.
Mary Anne van Gaal rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

This Cabernet Franc from the Niagara region uses grapes dried in tobacco kilns. It has aromas of plum and cassis. Flavours of spice, vanilla and leather abound on the tongue. It would be a great wine to pair with grilled red meats.

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