Raats, Dolomite Cabernet Franc 750ml 2017

South Africa, Stellenbosch
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RaatsDolomiteCabernetFranc201707062019
R165
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Critic Score

92
CE

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95% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec

Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc. That’s it. Since 2000, founder Bruwer Raats has kept his focus on these two varieties, believing that specialising would lead to success. This belief was not unfounded, as today, Raats Family Wines is regarded as a leader of South Africa’s Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc, receiving consistent local and international accolades.

Tasting notes:
'95% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec. Matured for 14 months in older French oak. A youthful, somewhat shy nose showing red fruit, some herbal undertones and earth. The palate is relatively medium bodied with fresh acidity and fine tannins. Well balanced and understated.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag Alternative Varieties Report 2019, 92/100

'The nose shows dark and red cherry. Dark berries, spiciness and herbs linger on the palate. The wine has great purity of fruit with a hint of wet-stone minerality and a velvet soft finish.' – Bruwer Raats & Gavin Bruwer Slabbert, Winemakers

More Information
Bottle Size750ml
StyleRed
CountrySouth Africa
RatingCE 92
Drink ToDrink or cellar
PriceR165.00
ProducerRaats
RegionStellenbosch
VarietyCabernet Franc
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AG: Antonio Galloni of Vinous.com  |  AM: Allen Meadows of Burghound.com  |  CE: Christian Eedes of Winemag.co.za  |  DEC: Decanter  |  GS: Greg Sherwood MW  |  JR: JancisRobinson.com  |  NM: Neal Martin of Vinous.com OM: Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show  |  PG: Platter's Guide  |  TA: Tim Atkin MW  |  WA: Wine Advocate  |  WE: Wine Enthusiast  |  WS: Wine Spectator