Raats Dolomite Cabernet Franc 2019 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Stellenbosch
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'The 2019 Cabernet Franc Dolomite has an energetic, tensile nose of wonderfully defined red and black fruit, sage, bell pepper and clove aromas; hints of dried blood emerge with time. The palate is very well balanced, taut and fresh, with supple tannins, a fine bead of acidity, a harmonious, sophisticated finish, and suggestions of black pepper on the aftertaste. This is a brilliant Cabernet Franc from Raats that will age gloriously. Drink 2022-2042.' – Neal Martin, Vinous, 95/100 (Nov 2021)

'Dolomite has been doing its thing since 2010, expressing the charm, perfume and balance of Stellenbosch Cabernet Franc for more than a decade. Lightly wooded, with 40% whole bunches and notes of green herbs and red berries, it's a Cape version of a Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil. Drink 2022-26.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2021, 91/100

'‘Entry level’ in this range but one of the best around, 2019 stays true to form. Lithe & fresh, with earthy blackcurrants, forest-floor leafiness, velvet ripe tannins, hints of iodine & salt. 14 months older French oak.' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (90/100)
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Condition New
Winemaker Bruwer Raats
Alcohol 13.5%
Body Medium-bodied
Blend information 95% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Cabernet Franc
Rating VIN 95
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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