Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection, Cabernet Franc aged after 6 years, 14 year old, 45%

Price: $47.00 Issue: Fall 2008 Reviewer: John Hansell

Aged in a Cabernet Franc barrel for 8 years after spending 6 years in new charred oak barrels. Bright amber, with maple syrup, vanilla, candy corn, white chocolate, cinnamon, and ripe berried fruit. Nice tannic grip, especially on the finish. Great balance between the sweetness, fruit, and tannins. This is what finishing is all about: giving more than it takes away (or masks). Nicely done!