Le Riche Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2015 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Stellenbosch
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Winemaking Legend - Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2023
'It was written in the stars, predicted by Nostradamus and also probably a handful of Stellenbosch fortune tellers, that the Le Riche 2015 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was going to be a wine of epic proportions. The generosity of this game-changing vintage has produced a really beautiful expression of pure Cabernet Sauvignon. What is most striking about this wine is its incredible purity and perfume that rises out of the glass imperiously in multiple waves of fragrant cherry blossom, violets, potpourri and rose petals. It possesses copious amounts of mocha, sweet tobacco leaf, lead pencil, cedar spice, black currant leaf and a delicious earthy, brambly, forest floor complexity. The palate shows such sophistication and textural seduction, with classical Cabernet flavours filling every corner of the mouth. Beautifully charming, open-knit and plump, this wine reveals the class of a truly great vintage, with a full bodied fleshy weight, a finely delineated purity and the most charming harmonious balance. Drink this wine on release or over the next 25+ years. It’s a true thing of beauty.' – Greg Sherwood MW, 96/100

'From Raithby & Firgrove sites, with longer oak ageing (2 years, 67% new) than standard version. Classic cab in fine 2015 vintage shows pure elegance, more refinement than 2014 (4.5 stars, 93 pts). Fine-grained tannins, cool core of cassis fruit. Inherent balance, poise, to evolve well. Also in 1.5, 3 & 5L.' – Platter's Guide, 5* (95/100)

'The Le Riches make some of the best Cabernet Sauvignons in Stellenbosch, and this stellar 2015 is no exception. Still closed right now, as you’d expect from such a vintage, this has layers of mocha oak, some green herbs, bright acidity and a vigorous core of dark fruit. One for the cellar. Drink 2020-30.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2018, 94/100

'Classic Cabernet fruits with currants and cassis are supported by a fresh vibrant nose. Lead pencil shavings and cedar aromas compliment the overall complexity and sophistication. The palate shows sweet, ripe fruit balanced by round, structured and juicy tannins. A lingering, balanced finish lined with a good acidity reveals power to improve with time and an underlying elegance.' – Winemaker
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Condition New
Alcohol 14.5%
Blend information 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Cabernet Sauvignon
Rating GS 96
Technical analysis RS: 1.5 g/L | TA: 5.7 g/L | PH: 3.64
Producer information Le Riche was founded in 1996 by Etienne le Riche, one of the founding members of the Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG). Situated on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain, it is now run by Etienne’s son, Christo and daughter, Yvonne. Le Riche are known for premium red wines in a classic South African style. Grapes are selected from top growers in Stellenbosch, coming from mainly two soil types – decomposed granite soils and sandy gravel. The winemaking approach is traditionally simplistic, yet innovative.
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