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Le Riche 'Richesse' Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2014

Customer Score: 100/100

A Le riche red wine

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Le Riche Wines was founded by Etienne Le Riche in 1996 and is now run as a family concern. The winery is situated in the picturesque Jonkershoek valley, in close proximity to the historic town of Stellenbosch and surrounded by the majestic Hottentots Holland Mountain range.  Le Riche select grapes from the best possible terroirs Stellenbosch has to offer to craft top Cabernets of superb quality and maturation potential. Their wines have an elegant understated style with unusually fine grained tannins and a subtle oak integration - although not aiming to be Bordeaux replicas, they do have much in common with the balance and poise sometimes found in top Margaux. With a production run of only 5000 cases (made in true artisanal style), these multi-award winning wines are seriously good and rank amongst the very best Cabernets in South Africa. 

 

This is a wine that over delivers on all fronts, and is the only red wine produced by Le Riche that is not 100% Cabernet. An exceptional classic Bordelaise blend, this is restrained but appealing on the nose with typical red fruit aromas of plum and cherries balanced with a touch of oak. The palate is a masterpiece of blending - hugely appealing with juicy mouth-filling flavours of red berries, plums and smoky hints balanced with a fine, soft tannic structure and rounded finish. This would match well with richer stews and beef dishes.

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Country South Africa
Region Stellenbosch
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Volume 75cl
Style Fine and Rounded
ABV 14.5%
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