Platter's – 5 Stars, Tim Atkin Report: Top Rated – 94 Points
RaatsFamily Cabernet Franc 2017
More commonly known as a blending partner, Cabernet Franc more than holds its own as a single cultivar. It finds beautiful expression in this outing by Raats Family wines. This wine has been rated highly by a host of critics and also made it into the Top 100 SA Wines. The nose is very multifaceted and perfumy, flaunting spice, liquorice, aniseed, tarragon, fennel and dark berry fruit aromas. Redcurrant, blackberry, cherry and cedar wood spice notes are revealed on the succulent mid-palate. The lengthy aftertaste is all about blueberry, cranberry, dark chocolate and cinnamon.