Raats Dolomite Cabernet Franc 2018 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Stellenbosch
R185
In stock
(Only 24 left)
Notes on the 2018 vintage are not yet available.

Tasting notes on the 2017 vintage:
'Dolomite is the cheapest red in the Raats' range and is intended to be a "pure expression of Cabernet Franc", according to Bruwer Raats. Sourced from three sites and blended with 5% Malbec, it's grassy, juicy and floral with some tannic backbone. Drink 2020-24.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2019, 90/100

'Pocket-friendly yet exceptionally good & precise varietal expression, 2017 has modest weight, finely judged ripeness & vibrancy, earthy charm & leafy herbal highlights. Shade off spectacular 2016 (5 stars, 95 pts) but still punches above its weight. Older oak, like Jasper.' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (90/100)

About Raats Family Wines:
Bruwer Raats founded Raats Family Wines in 2000, and since then has narrowed his focus on Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc, with only one blend, The Jasper Red blend. He believed that specialising would lead to success, and this belief was not unfounded, as today, Raats Family Wines is regarded as a leader of South African Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc. Raats has received consistent local and international accolades and was named Winery of the Year for the 2018 Platter’s Guide with 5 out of 6 wines achieving five-star ratings. As Neal Martin says, 'Cabernet Franc does not get better than at Raats'.
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Condition New
Blend information 100% Cabernet Franc
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Cabernet Franc
Producer information Bruwer Raats founded Raats Family Wines in 2000, and since then has narrowed his focus on Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc, with only one blend, The Jasper Red blend. He believed that specialising would lead to success, and this belief was not unfounded, as today, Raats Family Wines is regarded as a leader of South African Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc. Raats has received consistent local and international accolades and was named Winery of the Year for the 2018 Platter's Guide with 5 out of 6 wines achieving five-star ratings. As Neal Martin says, 'Cabernet Franc does not get better than at Raats'.
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