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Raka Figurehead 2008
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Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Josef Dreyer
Main Variety : Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.59
RS : 3.8 g/l
Total Acid : 5.5 g/l
Appellation : Kleinriver Ward
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Taste : Fragrant


Accolades
Veritas 2011 - Gold
Tasting Notes
Appearance: Clear ruby colour.
Nose: The berries and black currant of the Cabernet Sauvignon is prominent with hints of spicy eucalyptus. This is supported by a lovely caramel and chocolate flavours of the Merlot and soft pepper and sandlewood flavours of Cabernet Franc. This is rounded of beautifully with the Pinotage offering banana, boiled sweets and a touch of mocha.
Palate: Layers of herbaceous black olives, smoky cedar with a touch of cigar box, pencil shavings and sour cherries. This is supported by good toastiness from sweet oak.
Ageing Potential
Ready to drink now or in the next 7 years.
Blend Information
32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 13% Pinotage, 16% Cabernet Franc, 6% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot
About The Harvest
All grapes were hand picked and sorted before a pure yeast culture was inoculated.
In The Cellar
The juice was pumped over the skins 3 - 5 times per day for 5 days and the cake punched down. Once fermentation was complete, the wine was drained off 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 types. The wine spent between 12 - 14 months is barrel before blending, bottling and labeling.

Other Vintages
Raka Figurehead 2015 Josef Dreyer Pinotage
Raka Figurehead 2014 Josef Dreyer Pinotage
Raka Figurehead 2013 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Figurehead 2009 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Figurehead 2008 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Figurehead 2007 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Figurehead 2006 Josef Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Figurehead 2005 Tanya Rousseau Cabernet Sauvignon
Raka Figurehead 2004 Tanya Rousseau Cabernet Sauvignon

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