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Wine review: Southbrook Triomphe Cabernet Franc 2012, Ontario

Rating
90.00
Year
2012
Region
Niagara
Varietal
Cabernet franc
Food Pairing
Lamb chops
Price
$21.95

A polished and precise cab franc, this full-bodied example displays the variety's trademark herbal side but in an admirably subtle way, letting the ripe, weighty fruit play the starring role, with added support from vanilla, chocolate and tobacco. Elegant tannins offer gently dusty-sticky structure. Try it with lamb chops.

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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More

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