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The Islander Estate Vineyards

2015 The Investigator

2015 The Investigator

Made from 100% Cabernet Franc, The Investigator demonstrates the true potential of this under-rated variety. 

On the nose, it shows classic varietal leanness, black fruit &  herbaceous notes.  On the palate, blackcurrant, plum & mulberry, with notes of dried herbs & fennel. The finish shows super fine tannins, balance & a composed structure. It will age beautifully up to fifteen years. 

We enjoy The Investigator with nothing more than a well-aged soft cheese.  But you can also pair it beautifully with hearty stews, casseroles, roast duck, mushroom & truffle-based dishes.

 

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Cabernet Franc
Appellation
Kangaroo Island
Vineyard Designation
Jumbuck
Harvest Date
Apr-15
Aging
Drink to 2041
Bottling Date
Mar-17
Alcohol %
14.5
James Halliday
95
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Hand-picked, destemmed into demi-muids for wild fermentation, 20% skins return, maceration continued until malo-lactic ferment was complete, the wine drained and the skins and stems passed through the hand basket press, matured for 2 years on lees in demi-muids. Jacques Lurton has always loved cabernet franc, and this spicy red-fruited wine, plus its diamond dust tannins, shows why. Halliday Wine Companion 2020
Ratings
95/100 Halliday Wine Companion 2020