Raats

Raats

Original Unwooded Chenin Blanc 2019

Very representable South African Chenin. Big fruit aromas and flavors of apple, pineapple and lemon. Lots of ripping acidity and minerality. Nice texture. Excellent QPR! — 4 months ago

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DeMorgenzon

Maestro Red Blend 2015

David T
9.1

This is their Bordeaux style red. The nose shows; dark currants, blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, blueberries, strawberries & cherries. Dark chocolate, vanilla, dark spice, clove, some nutmeg, dark fruit cola, black licorice, a whiff of cherry cough syrup with dark, red and blue fresh & withering florals.

The body is near full with dark, meat, tarry and sticky tannins. The structure, tension, length and balance allow it to drink early but needs to be held 6-8 years plus. Dark currants, blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, blueberries, strawberries & cherries. Dark chocolate, vanilla, dark spice, clove, some nutmeg, dark fruit cola, black licorice, a whiff of cherry cough syrup, deep, dark, heat penetrating dark spice, tobacco with ash, big leather with dark, red and blue fresh & withering florals. The acidy is good. The finish is nice, balanced but needs time to reveal its best self. 91 now with the potential for a little higher score in six to eight years.

We also had their 2017 Divas Chenin Blanc. It was very enjoyable but, didn’t have time to take notes as we had to get to Raats.

DeMorgenzon translates into morning sun.

Photos of; the grounds around DeMorgenzon, barrel room and stainless tanks in their cellar.
— 2 years ago

Sofia, Shay and 12 others liked this

Mvemveraats

De Compostella Cabernet Franc Blend 2013

Greg Ballington
9.3

Second time trying the Mvemve in the last month, absolutely delicious but needs time. Dark ruby red with deep red core. Similar to the 2012 Raats Cabernet Franc with cherries and a ton of bell peppers on the nose and palate. Well rounded with an incredible structure and solid backbone. Heavy tannins (8/10) and full bodied. Cannot wait to try this in a few years, the finish never ends. Drink till 2036. 93+ — 5 years ago

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Raats

Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2017

Recently discovered Chenin Blanc from South Africa, so decided to double down with some Indian food tonight. Pretty mild with a hint of citrus fruits and honey although not sweet. I’d like to continue exploring this theme. — 5 months ago

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Delaire (Laurence Graff Wines)

Stellenbosch Red 1999

Jeremy Shanker
9.2

Made by Bruwer Raats. One of the best secrets in South African wine. Incredible! — 4 years ago

Riddley, Daniel and 3 others liked this

Raats

Family Stellenbosch Cabernet Franc 2006

2006-Lovely bottle we bought when we did a tour before our wedding in 2007. Fruity nose and yummy — 5 years ago

Jon
with Jon

Raats

Family Red Jasper Red Blend 2016

MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET
9.3

Loved it. #southafrica #bordeauxblend #cabernetsauvignon #cabernetfranc #merlot — 10 months ago

Ira, Jonathan and 7 others liked this

B Vintners

Black Bream Pinot Noir

Drinking with the winemaker Brewer Raats — 4 years ago

Dane Cellars

Clarksburg Chenin Blanc 2014

Greg Ballington
9.0

First American Chenin Blanc we have tried, the only experience we have with this varietal is with Raats Family Wines from South Africa. Very excited to try this one from Dane Cellars. Clear and par golden yellow. Started off with some honey suckle and perfume notes with a light citrus undertone on the nose. Definitely a little tangy and crisp. Lots of lemon and lime as well as some wet stones near the finish. Moderate plus acidity (7.5/10) that balanced out over the few days we tasted. Light bodied, refreshing. Long and lingering finish with a texture similar of that to biting into a Granny Smith Apple. Very refreshing and enough acidity to age a few years if you wanted to! Drink till 2021. — 5 years ago

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