The 2018 'Helios' Cabernet Franc is a wonderful expression made in a classic style. It instantly opens to aromas of raspberries and dark plums are woven together with tobacco, spices, crushed gravel, pencil lead and green bell pepper all emerging from the glass. On the palate this possesses a lovely medium body with fine, beautifully polished tannins. Focused and impeccably balanced, with lovely underlying acidity that adds a wonderful sense of vibrancy through the finish. Elegant and precise, this is a fantastic Cabernet Franc that is already showing plenty of character, but will age gracefully.