Family Cabernet Franc 2015

R500.00

producer Raats Family Wines

cultivar Cabernet Franc

style Dry Red

origin Stellenbosch, South Africa

tasting
The nose entices with its perfume and a garrigue character of Cape fynbos, rosemary, lavender and thyme with spicy notes of nutmeg, cloves and star anise. Intense brooding blackberry fruit, graphite and a streak of minerality add to the complexity of the nose.

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Additional Information

ageing potential Wine will drink even better in time and can mature more than 10 years if cellared correctly

blend information 100% Cabernet Franc

food suggestions Rosemary rubbed grilled lamb chops or leg of lamb, tarragon chicken, duck breasts with cassis and raspberries, venison with blackberry sauce, flourless chocolate cake.

Accolades

2016 Scored 93 points by Neal Martin (August 2018)
2015 Scored 91 points by James Suckling (July 2018)
2015 Scored 90 points in the Wine Spectator Review (April 2018)
2015 Scored 90 points by Christian Eedes from Winemag – Alternative Varieties Report (Feb 2018)
2015 Scored 93 points by Wine Enthusiast (April 2018)
2015 Scored 5 Star John Platter (2018)
2015 Scored 93 points by Tim Atkin SA Report (Sep 2017)
2015 Scored 94 points by Christian Eedes from Winemag (Sep 2017)
2014 Scored 93 points by Neal Martin from The Wine Advocate (May 2017)
2014 Scored 94 points in Winemag by Christian Eedes (Nov 2016)
2014 Scored 4½ stars John Platter (2016)
2013 Scored 93 points by Neal Martin from The Wine Advocate (Dec 2015)
2014 Scored Grand Cru 1st Place winner at the TOP 100 SA Wine Challenge (2017)
2014 Scored Double Platinum winner at the TOP100 SA Wine Challenge (2017)
2014 Scored TOP100 SA Wines (2017)
2014 Scored 4½ stars John Platter (2017)
2014 Scored 94 points by Christian Eedes from Winemag (Nov 2016)
2013 Scored 93 points by Neal Martin from The Wine Advocate (Dec 2015)
2013 Scored 4½ stars John Platter (2016)
2012 Scored 4½ stars by Perswijn Magazine 16/7 (November 2016)
2012 Scored 94 points by Tim Atkin (2015)
2012 Scored 92 points by Stephen Tanzer (June 2015)
2012 Scored TOP100 SA wines in (2015)
2012 Scored 91 points by Neal Martin from The Wine Advocate (Oct 2014)
2012 Scored 95 points by Christian Eedes from Winemag (Oct 2014)
2011 Scored 93 points by Tim Atkins (July 2014)
2011 Scored 5 stars in John Platter (2014)