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

Raka Quinary 2002

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Tanya Rousseau
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 14.0 %vol
pH - 3.65
RS - 2.4 g/l
Total Acid - 6.0 g/l
Appellation - Coastal

Characteristics

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


Accolades

South African Young Wines Show 2002: Gold 
John Platter Wine Guide 2004: 4 Stars 
Wine Magazine February 2004: 4 Stars
International Wine Challenge 2004: Seal of Approval
Veritas 2005: Silver
Swiss Airlines: Seal of approval


Tasting Notes

On the palate, this Bordeaux blend is well structured with ripe juicy fruit flavors and accessible tannins. The nose, although shy at first, offers hints of cassis with just a whiff of cigars.

Blend Information

59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot, 6% Malbec, 6% Petit Verdot

About The Harvest

The grapes were hand picked into lug boxes.

In The Cellar

Pre cooled to 5º. Cold soaked for3 days. 14 months in French Oak.


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