Frankland Estate Olmo’s Reward, Frankland River 2013 $50
This blend of 66% Cabernet Franc, 27% Malbec and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon is bright and youthful, fresh and appealing, with violet and berry aromas tinged with nutty oak. The palate is tight, elegant and medium to full-bodied. It’s young and undeveloped and promises much if cellared a few years. (13.5 per cent alcohol; screw cap.)
Score: 93 ★★★★½ – view on huonhooke.com
Aging: Best in two to 20 years.
Food: Grilled lamb cutlets.
Stockists: City Wine Shop (Vic.); Prince Wine Store (NSW)