Born of the sea, Guided by the stars, Blessed by the earth

Raka Quinary 2003

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Tanya Rousseau
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 14.34 %vol
pH - 3.75
RS - 2.4 g/l
Total Acid - 5.7 g/l
Appellation - Coastal

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Full
Taste - Fruity


Accolades

2007 Decanter World Wine Awards - Silver Medal
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2006 - Bronze (75/100)
Swiss International Air Lines Wine Awards 2006 - Silver
Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2004 - Grand D'Or
Veritas 2004 - Gold
SAA Wine list 2005 - First and Business Class
Wine magazine 2004 (November) - 4 Stars
Veritas 2005 - Double Gold

Tasting Notes

2007 Decanter World Wine Awards – Silver Medal
Veritas 2006 - Silver
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2006 - Bronze

Swiss International Air Lines Wine Awards 2006 – Silver
Dark bright ruby colour, blackcurrant, berries and black cherries with spicy hints some lead pencil and well-hidden oak on the nose. Juicy black fruit carries through on the palate, fairly complex, good balance, long dry finish.

Blend Information

62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot

About The Harvest

The grapes were hand picked into lug boxes.

In The Cellar

Pre cooled to 5ºC, dry, 12 months French oak.
Bottling date: 16 June 2004


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Raka Quinary 2016 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Quinary 2015 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Quinary 2014 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Quinary 2013 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Quinary 2012 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Quinary 2011 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Quinary 2010 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Quinary 2009 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Quinary 2008 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Quinary 2007 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Quinary 2006 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Quinary 2005 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Quinary 2004 Tanya Rousseau Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Quinary 2003 Tanya Rousseau Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Quinary 2002 Tanya Rousseau Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Quinary Magnum in wooden box Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon