This wine is somewhat peculiar for a South African wine, it does have a lot of similarities to others. This wine has a lot of blackberry and black cherry influence, yet also maintaining the clove type of notes that I have come to find in a lot of these wines. This wine pour is rather dark into the glass, with a nose of floral perfume and blank teary. The palate is mostly dominated by black cherry, but enough clove enters into the equation to make it interesting. The middle of this wine goes slightly to a bacon fat sort of presentation. Finishes still rather tannic, therefore I think I'm going to let the other bottles sit for one or two years. — 17 days ago
16.5/20 (90/100) Сладкое Вино с ароматами личи, лимонного мармелада, варенья из айвы, спелых персиков. Тельное с умеренной кислотностью. Во вкусе проще, чем в аромате. Очень хорошо. #capewine2018 — 14 days ago
Juicy fruits hint of oak and spicy. Perfect sipping after a bike trip — 14 days ago
16.5/20 (91/100) Сладкий, джемовый аромат черешни, чёрной смородины, ванили с оксидативными нотами рыхлого красного яблока и чайной заварки. Тельное с довольно высокой кислотностью и интенсивными, обволакивающими танинами. Старый добрый новосветский стиль. #capewine2018 — 24 days ago
Orange zest nose, buckwheat honey palate. — 2 days ago
It is Saturday night and I had a taste for a Cabernet Franc. A few days ago I picked up the 2015 Raats Family Cabernet Franc Stellenbosch. It has been awhile since I have had a wine from South Africa and this is a great expression of a quality Cab Franc.
On the nose there is strawberry, raspberry, red plum, red currant, vanilla, green bell pepper herbs and crushed gravel.
The palate reveals green bell pepper, strawberry, raspberry, herbs, spice, crushed gravel and good earth tones.
This wine is medium to plus bodied with medium + acidity and medium + smooth mouth drying tannins that lead to a medium to long finish. A very enjoyable wine that can be stored at least for another 10 years or pop and pour now. Keep enjoying the weekend and stay safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 9 days ago
Silky pleasure. Lovely after 10 years in bottle. — 17 days ago