Etienne le Riche, one of the founder members of the CWG, started Le Riche Wines in 1996 and his son, Christo le Riche, is now winemaker with his daughter, Yvonne le Riche, as brand manager. Le Riche Wines was created in order to ‘illustrate the nuances of Stellenbosch Cabernets as best as possible’.This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon was a Platter’s 5 Star and was offered at the CWG auction.
Sold for R 12 000 Including Buyer's Premium and VAT R 13 656
‘07 shows vibrant, ripe cherry fruitiness that melds well with a classic, yet rich palate, with expressive soft oak spice. Firm yet fine tannin structure aids longevity. Best to keep min 2-5 yrs, as with 06. 2 yrs new French oak.’ – Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2011, 5*
‘Deep ruby-red. Aromas of black cherry, bitter chocolate and mint. Suave, rich and seamless, with its dark berry and black plum flavors complemented by strong oak tones. Savory more than sweet. À point but should hold well. Finishes with fine-grained, resolved tannins and excellent length.’ – Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com 91/100 (2016)