Thursday, November 27, 2008
WIT'S END THE PROCRASTINATOR 2006
The Grade: AMAZING. The Mojo: Wow! I love Cabernet Franc. So I’ve always been fascinated with the Wit’s End Procrastinator 2006 ($19.69) from McLaren Vale in Australia a very intriguing drink. Here you have a Cab Franc that is surprisingly translucent in color, garnet with a pinkish hue. Yet on the palate, dried cherries, violet, red raspberries, mineral, cedar, tobacco and espresso wash over the tongue in intermittent tones, mingling into a real red wine lover’s complexity. There is a lot of depth and character here, and the lingering cherry and spice finish is quite gratifying. Definitely something off the beaten path for you to try.