Le Riche, Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Stellenbosch
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'It's great to see Le Riche back where it belongs among the best producers of Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon,' writes Tim Atkin MW. At just under R300 a bottle, this Cab offers incredible value.

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'It's great to see Le Riche back where it belongs among the best producers of Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon. Produced from a number of separately fermented blocks, this is wonderfully scented and appealing for a young wine, with filigree tannins, very fine 35% new wood, layers of intensity and concentration and the fruit power and depth to age in bottle. Drink 2022-28.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2020, 94/100

'Grapes from same wards as Reserve plus Helderberg. 2018 preview has greater concentration of dark fruit than 2017 (90 pts), excellent balance in the oaking (35% new, 24 months). Will be ready earlier than the Reserve - but also a solid track record for beneficial cellaring.' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (91/100)

'Aromas of cherries, plumbs and cassis are well integrated with undertones of wild herbs and lead pencil shavings. Granular tannins create grip and freshness on the structured palate and follow through to a ong lingering finish with juicy soft fruit. A classic Stellenbosch Cabernet.' – Winemaker
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Alcohol 14.8%
Technical analysis RS: 1.6 g/L | TA: 5.8 g/L | PH: 3.67
Variety Cabernet Sauvignon
Rating TA 94
Body Medium to full-bodied
Drink to Drink or cellar
Producer information Le Riche was founded in 1996 by Etienne le Riche, one of the founding members of the Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG). Situated on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain, it is now run by Etienne’s son, Christo and daughter, Yvonne. Le Riche are known for premium red wines in a classic South African style. Grapes are selected from top growers in Stellenbosch, coming from mainly two soil types – decomposed granite soils and sandy gravel. The winemaking approach is traditionally simplistic, yet innovative.
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