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Raats Cabernet Franc Stellenbosch 2008

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This sexy, über-elegant Cabernet Franc shows the stunning heights this grape can attain! It combines a core of luscious blackberry, black cherry, and plum with expressive notes of licorice, tobacco, coffee, and spice. Silky tannins caress the palate, and hints of dark chocolate, mineral, and smoke come through on the long, supple finish.

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Raats:
It is their mission to consistently produce Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc of outstanding quality from South Africa and to establish these wines as international benchmarks.   The Raats family lives for and dreams about these two varieties and passionately produces wines they believe are truly distinct from old vineyards in the Stellenbosch area east of Cape Town. They have earned a... Read more
It is their mission to consistently produce Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc of outstanding quality from South Africa and to establish these wines as international benchmarks.   The Raats family lives for and dreams about these two varieties and passionately produces wines they believe are truly distinct from old vineyards in the Stellenbosch area east of Cape Town. They have earned a reputation internationally as a New World leader in the production of Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc.    To sum up this wine in two words: world class. Ignore at your own risk.   "I hope that my praise of Bruwer Raats and Mzokhona Mvemve’s astounding MR de Compostella helps put this wine on the map,” Neal Martin of Wine Advocate said.   Raats Family Wines are specialists in the crafting of exceptional wines from Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc. The MR de Compostella 2011 scored of 95 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (Nov 2013)   Read less

Member Reviews for Raats Cabernet Franc Stellenbosch

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Snooth User: Miss W
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4.00 5
01/17/2011

Smoky herb nose-- reminiscent of jalapeno. Not as tannic as a cab, nice dark color, interesting drinking.


External Reviews for Raats Cabernet Franc Stellenbosch

External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
11/22/2010

Very Bordelaise in style this complex Cabernet Franc is herbal, with a bright nose full of green capsicum, cedar, tobacco and dark berries.


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
11/24/2010

Very Bordelaise in style. This complex Cabernet Franc is herbed, full bodied, with a bright nose full of cedar, tobacco and dark berries.



This sexy, über-elegant Cabernet Franc shows the stunning heights this grape can attain! It combines a core of luscious blackberry, black cherry, and plum with expressive notes of licorice, tobacco, coffee, and spice. Silky tannins caress the palate, and hints of dark chocolate, mineral, and smoke come through on the long, supple finish.

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