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Impressive 2015 Raats Cabernet Franc pre-releases

As Neal Martin says, 'Cabernet Franc does not get better than at Raats'. The stunning Family Cabernet Franc 2015 is a testament to this. It offers both red and black fruit and a heady, floral perfume that balances notes of thyme, sage and rosemary. We are impressed by its refined elegance; a thread carried through to the fine-boned Dolomite Cabernet Franc 2015. The Dolomite echoes the quality and finesse of its much-lauded stable mate and is a real steal at this price.

By the same token, the Red Jasper 2015 is also a bargain. Once the final MR De Compostella blend has been assembled, 15 – 20% is taken and used to refine the Red Jasper. While the MR needs decades to mature, this ‘baby MR’ is a Cabernet Franc-led blend, laden with complex fruit and quality tannins, and is very approachable when young.


Raats 2015s


'This MR is the closest Bruwer and Mvemve have come to perfection,' says Greg Sherwood MW on the 2015 MR De Compostella. Come and taste this 98-pointer at our upcoming tastings in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Aiming to make one of the finest red wines in the world, Bruwer and Mvemve cherry-pick the best fruit from selected vineyard sites in Stellenbosch. Regularly benchmarked against the best that Bordeaux has to offer, this is simply one of the finest Stellenbosch wines and is essential for the South African fine wine collector.

In short, buy the top-end wines for your cellar and enjoy the Dolomite and Red Jasper 2015s while you wait for the other beauties to mature.


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