'Lovers of good value Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon are always impatient for the new release of Christo Le Riche's pan-regional cuvée,' observes Tim Atkin. Le Riche is all about Cabernet Sauvignon. From the first uniformly excellent vintage since 2017, the Le Riche Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 appeals with its accessible fruit purity – bridging the gap between drinkability and ageability.
It's a classic Stellenbosch Cabernet that ticks all the boxes, making the 2020 an absolute banker. It impresses with ample fruit, power and voluptuous charm. This is a vintage for the collector and drinker alike.
With good rainfall post-harvest and during winter, a cool spring and windy summer, the 2020 vintage was a return to normal. The wine is pure fruited on the nose, with blackberry, cassis, and an earthy counterpoint, following to a long, satisfying and smooth palate.
The combination of classic styling, the deep-fruited palate, and perfectly ripe tannins make the Le Riche Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 a wine that offers immense value.