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Cabernet Franc is the shy little sister of the Bordelaise family: aromatic, soft textured and boasting pristinely fine tannin and drive. The decision to craft an expression of Margaret River as seen through the mode of this noble and ancient grape was an easy one, particularly when faced with fruit grown in the heart of Wilyabrup and on our quintessentially alimental gravel loam soils.  


96 pts & Gold Decanter World Wine Awards “Leafy aromatic nose with lovely scents of red cherry, black tea, brambley fruit, tobacco and coffee undertones. Textured and well-layered, with a long sappy finish.”

94 pts James Suckling “A rich and layered red, plums and berries with some chocolate and hazelnut. Full-bodied. Round and pretty tannins and a delicious finish. Rather opulent. Drink or hold.”


95 pts The Real Review This is a wine of pedigree, and while it's approachable now it will cellar beautifully, adding layers of flavour and texture.” 

96 Anette Lacy MW “I am a big fan of Cabernet Franc and this one is delicious. This is the second release from Domaine Naturaliste and they have really allowed the Franc expression to shine."

2018 (First Release)

98 Ray Jordan  “This is Cabernet Franc unlike anything I have seen on this continent.” “A remarkable ground-breaking statement of cabernet franc in Australia. There is a sports-car power and elegant style. Perfumed violets and cherries with even a little juniper berry lift. It is fragrant beyond expectations with a depth and intensity built with structure, fine, chalky tannins and filled with black cherry and plum.”

96 Walsh “Beautiful perfume of violet, rose and bay leaf, dusted with exotic and peppery spices, ginger biscuits, raspberry, redcurrant and boysenberry, crushed herbs and lead pencil.” 

95 Real Review

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