Raats Red Jasper 2016
SKU: 6009800497335

Raats Red Jasper 2016

  • v91+
  • ws88

750ml
$21.99

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Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region South Africa, Stellenbosch
Brand Raats
Alcohol/vol 14%
This complex Cabernet Franc-driven Bordeaux blend displays dark berry fruit on the nose, along with the perfume and violets one would expect from a Cabernet Franc-led blend. The palate offers succulent brambly berry fruit intertwined with hints of tobacco and dark chocolate. Silky tannins embrace a lovely minerality which shines through on the lengthy, supple finish.
Vinous
  • v91+

The 2016 Jasper Red Blend (formerly entitled "Red Jasper") was aged for 16 months in French tight-grain oak barrels (20% second-fill, 30% third-fill and 50% fourth-fill). The bouquet has lifted, brambly red berry fruit laced with tobacco and light flinty aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin and quite masculine in style. The saline finish feels quite long in the mouth. Give this a year to 18 months in bottle.

Neal Martin, August 2018
Wine Spectator
  • ws88

Solid, with hints of black olive and sage surrounding the core of dark cherry flavors. Shows vibrancy on the finish, while firm tannins provide support. Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Merlot. Drink now through 2023. 1,000 cases made, 910 cases imported.

Aleksandar Zecevic, September 30, 2019