Online-Only Auction, 31 May - 7 June 2021

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R 3 283
Lot 665
Raats; Cabernet Franc; 2012; 3 (1 x 3); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 2 500 - 3 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 3 283

About this Item

Cabernet Franc, 2012
3 (1 x 3) 750ml
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

‘Exquisitely balanced, elegantly intense 2012 follows seamlessly on from stellar 2011, with signature tomato leaf, liquorice, perfume and dark cooked berries. Supportive acidity freshens and lengthens while assertive yet plushy tannins promise future enjoyment.’ - Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2015, 4.5 *

‘The grapes for Bruwer Raats’ top Cabernet Franc are from higher and older blocks in Stellenbosch and it shows in the concentration of the wine. Dried herbs, minerality, fine tannins and refined, grass and graphite notes. The best release under this label since 2009.’ - Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2015, 94/100

‘Dense and fleshy, with alluring red and black currant fruit that has melded with smoldering tobacco leaf, loam and bittersweet cocoa notes. Shows ample grip, but remains fine-grained, leaving a supple feel overall.’ -  James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, 91/100 (Jun 2015)

Provenance

Wine Cellar Private Client


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