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Raka Quinary 2004

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Tanya Rousseau
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 14.56 %vol
pH - 3.8
RS - 2.1 g/l
Total Acid - 5.7 g/l
Appellation - Coastal

Characteristics

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


Accolades

San Francisco International Wine Callenge 2009: Gold
Monde Selection Canada 2009: Silver 
Michelangelo International Wine Awards: Silver 
John Platter Wine Guide 2009: 4 Stars
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2007: Bronze
Decanter World Wine Awards 2008: Bronze
Veritas 2009: Bronze
International wine and Spirit Competition 2009: Silver Best in class 
Wine Enthusiast's online buying guide (August 2010) Raka Quinary 91 points


Tasting Notes

2008 John Platter - 4 Stars
Wine Magazine - 4 Stars
Calyon Trophy - Top 10
2008 Decanter Awards 2008 - Bronze Medal
2008 Swiss International Air Lines Wine Awards – Silver Award
2007 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Gold Medal
2006 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Silver (83/100)
2005 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Silver Medal
Veritas 2005 - Silver
SAA inflight 2006 - Premium Class

This still young Bordeaux blend reveals a complex nose of blackberries, spice and liquorice against a cigar box background. A deep-coloured, well balanced wine with a full mouth feel and lingering after taste that will improve with ageing up to 8 years.

Ageing Potential

Can keep up till 8 years from vintage.

Blend Information

52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, 8% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot

About The Harvest

The grapes were hand picked into lug boxes.


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