New Release - Le Riche Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
Recently honoured as one of the ‘Best 50 Wines in the World’ at the Decanter World Wine Awards in London
Le Riche Wines, Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon specialists for 27 years, have released the 2020 vintage of their flagship Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon on 3rd July 2023. The 2020 Reserve cemented its status as a world-class Cabernet with a splendid ‘Best in Class’ (97 points) accolade at the 2023 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA), the ultimate accolade attributed to the ‘50 Best Wines’ at this distinguished global benchmarking competition.
Now in its 20th year, the DWWA is the world's largest and most influential wine competition, breaking records this year with 18 250 wines evaluated from 57 countries. Judged by 236 top wine experts from around the globe, the DWWA is trusted internationally for its world-class judging panel and its rigorous judging process.
LE RICHE RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2020
A masterclass in the art of blending special Stellenbosch terroirs, the Le Riche Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 is a statuesque expression of the very best Le Riche can make.
Vineyards and Winemaking
The Cabernet grapes were scrupulously selected from best performing vineyard parcels sourced from the Stellenbosch wards of Helderberg Coastal, Simonsberg and Helderberg Mountain. The vineyard blocks are micro-vinified separately up until final blending. Fermentation in open-top concrete fermenters, manual plunging to ensure optimal colour extraction, extended maceration to increase age-ability and the use of high-quality French oak (76% New French Oak for 24 months) ensure the pedigree of this distinguished wine. Bottled unfined and unfiltered, the wine matures in bottle for one year before release.
A wine in classic Cabernet style, the vibrant nose displays blackcurrant, cassis, black cherry and cedar notes, which are mirrored on the palate. The wine is brooding and dense yet sophisticated and elegant. The palate is rich, velvety and opulent yet remarkably fresh and linear showcasing black fruit, a creamy mouthfeel and dark chocolate finish. The structure is powerfully firm with round, structured tannins. A wine with a wonderfully long, complex finish showcasing great potential for maturation; A true investment. One of le Riche’s best vintages yet.
The Le Riche family best enjoy their flagship Cabernet with a great steak, especially fillet or rump, on the coals or grilled.
‘Best in Class’ at the 2023 Decanter World Wine Awards
The Le Riche Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 is now available for purchase at the Le Riche Cellar, at specialist wine stores and online at www.leriche.co.za for R950 per bottle.
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