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Raats Red Jasper 2015

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Raats Red Jasper 2015

SKU 6009800497335


Bruwer Raats crafts scant quantities of an exquisite Cabernet Franc that shows the heights this under-the radar grape can achieve in the hands of a master! Bruwer also produces Red Jasper, which portrays the varietal in a silky, luscious Bordeaux blend.
Category Red Wine
Region South Africa, Stellenbosch
Brand Raats
Alcohol/vol 14%
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Wine SpectatorA fresh tobacco leaf note leads the way, pulling juicy red currant, plum and red cherry fruit behind it, while fresh acidity gives this ample cut to match the fleshier, toastier side. Nicely done. Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2018 through 2022. 1,700 cases made.

James Molesworth, 2017
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Wine EnthusiastThis Cabernet Franc-led blend, with 36% Malbec, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot, opens with seductive notes of dried cherry, cocoa-dusted raspberry, vanilla bean and sweet oak. There's ample tannic structure, though they are quite fleeting, allowing the vibrant acidity and bright red-fruit flavors to shine through. Drink now-2021.

Lauren Buzzeo, April 1, 2018