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Frankland Estate

Olmo’s Reward 2018

Olmo’s Reward 2018

94pts Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

Tickle me Olmo! Here’s a blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Malbec.  Pretty smelling wine with redcurrant jelly, blackcurrant, flowers, sweet tobacco, cedar and spice. Medium-bodied, succulent yet savoury too, with firm chocolaty tannin, fresh and lively, a little bit of mint in here, but also the perfume of rosehip. Finish is long with a slick of slate-like tannin. Different. Expressive. And very lovely.

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SKU: OLM18V
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Appellation
Frankland River
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Deep crimson red with purple hues. Entwines hints of vanilla, plum, currants and cherry. Fresh and bright, a delicate palate to start showing freshness and bright sweet fruit, red-berries, plum and lifted floral notes. The tightly woven palate has fine grained gravely tannins, slight mocha and savoury earthy notes. The palate is flavoursome and persistent. A very refined, beautifully balanced and effortlessly elegant wine with the structure and fruit intensity to richly reward further cellaring.
Ratings
94pts Gary Walsh
Vineyard Notes
All three varieties used in the blend were dry-grown on mature vines in the Isolation Ridge Vineyard at Frankland Estate. The vineyard sits on an undulating northern and eastern facing slope on ancient duplex soils of gravel and loam over a clay sub-soil. It is farmed using organic viticultural practices (certified organic in 2010) and this is reflected in the depth and concentration of fruit flavours. The vines are trained on a combination of Scott Henry Trellis system and vertical shoot attention to detail during the growing season encourages flavour development and promotes balance in the wine.
Winemaker Notes
Each variety was fermented separately as slowly as possible at temperatures not exceeding 27°C. Open fermentation tanks facilitated working the cap with gentle plunging and pumping over. After fermentation, an extended maceration period allowed desired colour, flavour and tannin extraction. The component wines were blended on completion of the malolactic fermentation and then aged in French Oak for 15 months.
Other Notes
69% Cabernet Franc, 14% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec 100% Frankland River Certified Organic, Vegan Friendly
Product Reviews
Vintage 2017 - Gourmet Traveller Wine's Gravatar
Vintage 2017 - Gourmet Traveller Wine
(18/06/2020 at 2:13 PM)
Olmo's continues to improve as the vines mature and the biodynamic regime does its thing. A blend that sings and charms as it dances on the tongue. Fragrant with raspberry, red-cherry, cassis, blueberry and cedar, it's densely packed with flavour and tannin. Impressive

Vintage 2018 - Gary Walsh's Gravatar
Vintage 2018 - Gary Walsh
(21/04/2021 at 4:42 PM)
Tickle me Olmo! Here’s a blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Malbec. Pretty smelling wine with redcurrant jelly, blackcurrant, flowers, sweet tobacco, cedar and spice. Medium-bodied, succulent yet savoury too, with firm chocolaty tannin, fresh and lively, a little bit of mint in here, but also the perfume of rosehip. Finish is long with a slick of slate-like tannin. Different. Expressive. And very lovely.

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