Raka Quinary 2017

Tasting Notes

53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec
Winery: Raka
Varietal: Red Blend
SKU: RAKQUI2017 Categories: ,
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Raka Quinary 2017


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4 ½ Stars 2020 Platter’s South African Wine Guide

Cab upped to 53% in 17 (91 pts) vintage of dependable 5-way Bordeaux red. Typical cedar-edged fruitcake generosity with integrated oak grip & structure. Pliable & plush, it drinks well now but will reward patience.

Double Gold award Top SA 100 wines

Winemaker Notes

Appearance: Dark plum colour
Bouquet: A complex nose of spice, ripe berries and blackberries with slight forest floor earthy tones.
Palate: Mouthfilling fruit and elegant oak flavours, juicy tannins and lingering after taste.

All grapes were hand picked in small lug boxes pre cooled to 5°and sorted twice before a pure yeast culture was inoculated. The juice was pumped over the skins 3-5 times per day for 5 days. Once fermentation was complete, the wine was drained of the primary lees and transferred to a resting tank. Malolactic fermentation and a brief settling period preceded the wine to a combination of 225 litre barrels of French oak  (25% first fill the rest second third and fourth fill.) The wine spent between 12 – 14 months in barrel before bottling and labelling.

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