Red

2009 Raats Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc

  • South Africa
  • Coastal Region
  • Stellenbosch
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CT90.5 44 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 33

  • Wamrod Likes this wine: 92 points

    April 1, 2019 - Cellared from release. Cork shows a couple mm of seepage, but otherwise intact. Dark inky red, only a trace of brick at edges. Peppercorn and pimento on the nose, with blackberry and vanilla extract. Really amazing on the palette - rich but tangy dark fruit, moderately fine tannins, looong finish, well over 30 seconds, with distinct Ribena at the end. Only two more of this fox left in the cellar!

  • cab blends wrote: 89 points

    December 21, 2018 - The most beautiful green pepper and chalk nose I know. After a few hours secondary Woody characteritics evolve.

    Probably the lightest wine of the night by comparison.

    Medium body and acidity in the finish.

  • Millennial Drinkers wrote: 92 points

    December 21, 2018 - Medium ruby red. Classic SA CF nose with chalk, bell peppers, cherries and some herbs. Medium tannins (6/10) and medium bodied. Great acidity on the palate with cherries, earthy, a touch of aniseed and black plums. Long finish. Drink till 2023.

  • cab blends wrote: 89 points

    July 28, 2018 - Classic oak chalky nose. This is in its prime.

  • Millennial Drinkers wrote: 91 points

    July 28, 2018 - Medium ruby red in appearance. A bit of greenery on the attack of the nose followed up by dusty notes and some dark cherries. Medium to medium plus bodied and medium tannins (6/10). A bit savory and dirty on the palate with cherries, earth and a touch of spice. Dry and medium plus to long finish. Drink till 2024.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Raats
  • Varietal Cabernet Franc
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country South Africa
  • Region Coastal Region
  • SubRegion Stellenbosch
  • Appellation Stellenbosch
  • UPC Code 855200000042

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 78 (35%)
  • Consumed 147 (65%)

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