Le Riche

Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon

9.021 ratings
9.07 pro ratings
Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Shun Kikuchi

for me it has its own style of both relatively sharp acidity & slightly faded fruitfulness, like Grand Reserva. it seems it needs more time like at least 3-5yrs for matured pleasant cedar and forest like aromas.


PRODUCTION
Fruit is sourced from a variety of sites ranging from the sandy gravel soils of the Firgrove and Raithby ward to sandy/loamy granite soils of the Jonkershoek ward. In essence, it is a blend of Stellenbosch Cabernets showing the variety of terroirs to be found, all harvested by hand at optimal ripeness. Five days fermentation in open concrete tanks with temperature control and regular manual plunging and pump-overs. The malolactic fermentation was carried out in lined concrete tanks after which the wine was transferred to 225L French oak barrels (25% new oak) where it was matured for 20 months.

for me it has its own style of both relatively sharp acidity & slightly faded fruitfulness, like Grand Reserva. it seems it needs more time like at least 3-5yrs for matured pleasant cedar and forest like aromas.


PRODUCTION
Fruit is sourced from a variety of sites ranging from the sandy gravel soils of the Firgrove and Raithby ward to sandy/loamy granite soils of the Jonkershoek ward. In essence, it is a blend of Stellenbosch Cabernets showing the variety of terroirs to be found, all harvested by hand at optimal ripeness. Five days fermentation in open concrete tanks with temperature control and regular manual plunging and pump-overs. The malolactic fermentation was carried out in lined concrete tanks after which the wine was transferred to 225L French oak barrels (25% new oak) where it was matured for 20 months.

May 25th, 2020
Matt Sterr

Bakers Chocolate. Rich and full and balanced.

Bakers Chocolate. Rich and full and balanced.

Apr 14th, 2017
Shun Kikuchi

abv14.5%

abv14.5%

Mar 21st, 2020
Andrew Townley

An excellent Cabernet! Have one other bottle, and will try and hold onto it for a bit longer. Iā€™m too tired to say anything meaningful about the characteristics šŸ˜‰

An excellent Cabernet! Have one other bottle, and will try and hold onto it for a bit longer. Iā€™m too tired to say anything meaningful about the characteristics šŸ˜‰

Mar 4th, 2018
Mal
9.1

Great Cabernet ! Fruit tannin balance and lasting finish. Roles Royce of the varietal

Great Cabernet ! Fruit tannin balance and lasting finish. Roles Royce of the varietal

Apr 18th, 2017
Jens Lundqvist

Bartender/waiter/sommelier/ PA & Co

8.8

Jens had this a year ago

Jens had this a year ago

Oct 24th, 2019
Jens Lundqvist

Bartender/waiter/sommelier/ PA & Co

8.8

Jens had this a year ago

Jens had this a year ago

Aug 21st, 2019
Greg Gregory

Greg had this 2 years ago

Greg had this 2 years ago

Apr 19th, 2018
Rachel Speckan

Rachel had this 5 years ago

Rachel had this 5 years ago

Sep 29th, 2015
Rich Leung

Owner looking for US importer

Owner looking for US importer

Jan 29th, 2013