Rainbows End Cabernet Franc Limited Edition 2013
4.5 Stars Platter
Rainbows End Cabernet Franc Limited Edition is unique in that it is the only South African Cabernet Franc to be produced from a single clone, rather than a blend of different clones. Is it better than Anton's blended Cabernet Franc? That is a matter of personal opinion. I prefer the blended version as it is softer with more red fruit. The Limited Edition Cabernet Franc is a little greener and tighter at first. It will be very interesting to see how the two compare with a little bottle age.
Clearly the Platter team rate this wine highly.
Platter 4.5 Stars yet again.
Text from Rainbow's End website:
This wine is Limited for the following reasons:
Only one block on our farm (0.8 hectare) that is 100% dedicated to this label.
A single clone, 312, is used for the Ltd Release
No one in SA makes a Cabernet Franc from this clone alone, making it very unique and offering you something you cannot get anywhere else.
Yearly we produce a mere 250-350 cases of the Cabernet Franc Ltd Release.
All this being said, it is not necessarily a better wine than our Cabernet Franc, it just possesses other qualities that sets it apart. And of course there is a very limited amount available yearly. It has a more fruity body with more prominent red fruit flavours and is quite lively on the pallet.
|Winery status||Tiny family winery|
|Grapes||Cabernet Franc single clone|
|Product awards||Platter 4.5 Stars|
|Style||Big and smooth|