2012 Raats Family Wines Cabernet Franc

2012 Raats Family Wines Cabernet Franc

Vinous 92pts: "Deep, bright red. Pungent, complex aromas of black raspberry, bitter chocolate, minerals, fresh herbs, tarragon, tobacco, licorice and olive; smells French. Dense but weightless in the mouth, showing lovely mineral and herbal penetration to the dark berry, spice and bitter chocolate flavors. A medicinal menthol note adds another dimension. Brisk acidity and firm dusty tannins give this varietally accurate wine a strong spine for aging."


Wine Spectator 91pts: "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. Best from 2016 through 2020."

  • Vintage:2012
  • Country:South Africa
Price: $39.00
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Winemaker's Notes: "The wine shows a very complex, perfumed nose of licorice, spice, aniseed, fennel and tarragon with a dark berry fruit character. Blackberries, redcurrant, cherry and a cedar wood spiciness follow through onto a very juicy mid-palate. The long, fine finish offers notes of cranberry, blueberry, cinnamon and dark chocolate. It is Cabernet Franc at its very best: lithe, supple and elegant."

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Size 750ml
Region Stellenbosch
Sub Region No
Department International Red
Varietal Other Red Wines
Designation No
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