Le Riche Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2021: Exclusive Pre-release

Le Riche Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Exclusive Pre-release

Le Riche has been synonymous with the best Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon for more than two decades. The region is among the greatest Cabernet Sauvignon terroirs in the world, and there’s no other producer in Stellenbosch that’s as focused and dedicated to the ‘King of Grapes’ as Le Riche.

The consistency of their releases since 2017 has been impressive, and the 2021 follows a trilogy of vintages that flirt with perfect scores. The latest Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, from the sensational 2021 vintage, is set to be a benchmark for years to come. It has the refinement of 2017 but with more nuance and layers – it’s a wine that’s perfectly dialled in.

Le Riche Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2021

‘Simply sublime, awesome even, and most definitely a vintage that will come to define premium quality Cabernet for years to come.’ – Greg Sherwood MW

The Le Riche 2021 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is from Helderberg (67%), Simonsberg (22%), and Jonkershoek Valley (11%) fruit and is matured for 24 months in 225-litre barrels, 75% of which are new French oak.

'If 2019 had the muscle and power and 2020 the seductive elegance, balance, and accessibility, the 2021 is a stand apart expression, as unique as the vintage itself,’ enthuses Greg Sherwood MW. The wine is red and dark fruited with attractive perfume, tobacco and seductive oak, and the palate is fresh – shy even – with a coiled mineral core and notes of freshly tilled earth. Fine-grained tannins offer loads of support for decades of ageing.

There’s no doubt that Le Riche’s legacy, started by Etienne le Riche, has reached a new level of excellence.

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