A personal view from Project consultant Sam Harrop MW
Standing up in front of your most highly qualified contemporaries and inviting criticism of your work takes a lot of backbone. But that is exactly what Harrop did at the IMW Cabernet Franc tasting on 2nd October 2008. His pizzazz paid off and the Project, the Ambassador wines and Cabernet Franc, were roundly praised.
‘I think this is a very good Project. The wines we tasted are wonderfully approachable. They have lost the old rusticity and are more refined. They demonstrate better wine making,’ said author, Rosemary George MW. Liz Robertson MW, consultant, agreed. ‘I was astonished and thrilled by the purity of the fruit in these wines. It proves that the herbaceous flavours do not have to be there.’