Online-Only Auction, 31 May - 7 June 2021

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R 5 863
Lot 666
Raats; Cabernet Franc; 2013; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 5 000 - 6 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 5 863

About this Item

Cabernet Franc, 2013
6 (1 x 6) 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.
500 cases made, with 80% of it being exported to Europe and the US.

Critics Ratings

'The 2013 Family Cabernet Franc (formerly just "Cabernet Franc") comes from the two best and oldest vineyards, matured for 18 months in barrel with around 20% new oak. It has a well defined, red berry, star anis and oregano-scented bouquet that is very well defined, gradually unfurling in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin matched by perfectly judged acidity. It is supremely well focused, and classic in style with hints of tobacco and black pepper towards the finish. There is huge potential here.' - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 93/100

'Vibrant 13, with subtle aromas of berry, spice & undergrowth, needs time in the glass to unfold & reveal its potential. Balanced & elegant, it has beautiful ripe tannins, an energising freshness & unobtrusive oaking (25% new)' Platter SA Wine Guide 2016, 4.5*

'Cabernet Franc is known for its fragrance and the 2013 from Raats Family Wines is particularly so with a definite leafiness to go with red and black fruit plus attractive oak-derived notes, the wine having been matured for 18 months in French oak, 25% new. The palate meanwhile displays pure fruit, fresh acidity and fine tannins. It’s finely crafted as you’d expect from this producer' - Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za 2016, 92/100

Provenance

Wine Cellar Private Client


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