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Le Riche; Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve; 2002; 12 (2 x 6); 750ml
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Lot 266

Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, 2002
12 (2 x 6) 750ml
Etienne le Riche was one of the founder members of the Cape Winemakers Guild, an association of South Africa’s finest wine makers since 1982, and the legendary winemaker at Rustenberg in the 80s. He started Le Riche Wines in 1996 with the aim to produce the finest possible Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon. 
This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is the flagship of Le Riche and the very best expression of Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon with production of just 250 cases.

Sold for R 11 000
Including Buyer's Premium and VAT R 12 518

Estimate R 12 000 - 14 000


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Loads of wonderfully ripe black fruits are interspersed with roasting spices in the aromatics of the 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve. This broad, deep, medium-bodied wine is crammed with flavors reminiscent of candied dark berries, asphalt, mint, and spices. Its long, seamless finish exhibits copious quantities of fine, supple tannin.’ Pierre Rovani, Wine Advocate 89/100 (2005)

A 2004 review of the first five vintages of this bastion of classical elegance yielded 97 & 01 as favourites, worthy of cellar space. Current O2 (4*), reflecting the vagaries of a lighter harvest, is easier, for drinking while 01 – still a concentrated sleeper evolves & grows.’ – Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2006, 4*


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