Young Guns and New Wave Producers

Timed Online Auction, 17 - 27 November 2023

Young Gun and New Wave Producers

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ZAR 1 290
Lot 71
  • Raats Family Wines; Old Vine Chenin Blanc; 2014; 1 (1 x 1); 1500ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 1 000 - 1 500
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 1 290

About this Item

Old Vine Chenin Blanc, 2014
1 (1 x 1) 1500ml

Specialising in Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc, Raats Family Wines was established by Bruwer Raats at the turn of the millennium. He believes the secret to his Cabernet Francs success is that they are old vines grown on decomposed dolomite granite. 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. Early vintages are elegant, refined and still remarkably young today.

Critics Ratings

‘2014 opens up (with a little patience) to multi-layered aromas of apple, ginger, dried flowers & a hint of custard. The full palate has balanced intensity, with a kaleidoscope of evolving flavours; the long finish has a pebbly, mineral feel. Lightly oaked. In magnums too.’ - Platter's SA Wine Guide 2016, 4.5*

‘The 2014 Old Vine Chenin Blanc was 50% barrel fermented in seventh or eighth used oak. It has a nicely defined nose with good presence, a little richer in style than the 2014 "Original" Chenin Blanc with touches of tarragon infusing the fruit. The palate is very well balanced with white peach and freshly sliced pear and lime on the entry, with very fine acidity and almost Chardonnay-like with a very poised and long finish. There is weight and tension here - superb.’ – Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 92/100 (Nov 2015)

‘This has alluring hazelnut and warm butter notes out front, followed by enticing melon, quince and peach flavors. The finish lets a quinine accent weave through, providing lovely contrast to the more flattering components. For fans of the toasty style. Drink now.’ – James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, 90/100 (Dec 2016)

Provenance

Bergkelder Vinoteque - Stellenbosch

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