Le Riche Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Tasting Notes

Deep garnet in colour. Inviting aromas of plum, cherry and blackcurrant with hints of violet and cedar. On the palate the wine is fruit forward
showing delicious fresh black fruits and a juicy entry. Firm tannins assist in creating a voluptuous, creamy mouthfeel which is balanced by a
long, appetising finish. A classic Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon.

Winery: Le Riche
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
SKU: LERCAB2021 Categories: ,
Bottle Size: 750 ml


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5 Stars 2024 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Same wards as Reserve plus Jonkershoek, masterly 21***** (95 pts) finer, leaner than 20 (94 pts), subtle hint of blackcurrant decadence, iodine & rockpool complexity. House’s hallmark coiled intensity, shaped by 22 months in oak, 18% new, augers well for cellaring.

95 pts Tim Atkin MW 2023
This is “just” the basic Cabernet Sauvignon from Christo Le Riche, but it’s a brilliant wine in its own right. Using grapes from ten different vineyards across Stellenbosch in Firgrove, the Helderberg, Jonkershoek, Raithby and the Simonsberg, it’s a masterclass in blending. Matured in 18% new wood, it’s wonderfully pure and scented, all violet, tar, tobacco leaf and liquorice, with plush yet structured cassis, black cherry and Asian spice flavours and the backbone to age for another decade in bottle. 2025-35

94 pts Wine Advocate Dec 2023
An impeccable vintage for Le Riche, the 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon is fresh, elegant and red-fruited with a pure heart and core that exudes freshness and ripeness. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is still tight and will have no trouble filling its shoes in due time. With a balanced structure and complex mid-palate, this Cabernet will undoubtedly be better with at least two more years in the bottle. You’ll be tempted to open it now, but you will be depriving your future self of a genuinely remarkable drinking experience. Give it time; your patience will be rewarded. Only 27,000 bottles were produced. 2025-2042

Winemaker Notes

The Le Riche Cabernet Sauvignon is the true backbone of the range, crafted using only a selection of Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards. Supple, elegant and rich with layers of fruit, this is our expression of the quintessential Cabernet Sauvignon from Stellenbosch.

The grapes are selected from various vineyard sites in the Simonsberg, Jonkershoek and Helderberg wards. The conscientiously considered blend of cool gravelly slopes facing False Bay and rich red granitic soils around Stellenbosch ensures a beautiful balance of aromas and flavours. Matured for up to two years in French oak barrels and bottled unfined, the result is a Cabernet Sauvignon that brims with complex flavours thanks to the blended fruit from diverse terroir. It can be enjoyed young or will benefit beautifully from cellaring.

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