Le Riche Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

To celebrate 21 years since Etienne le Riche set out on his own, a tasting of the Richesse 2014, the 2005, 2009 and 2014 vintages of the standard label Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2011 vintage of the CWG Auction Reserve and the 1999, 2007 and 2014 vintages of the Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Discussion inevitably turned to […]

October 11, 2017
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Le Riche Richesse 2014

How to account for the fun factor when assessing wine? The Richesse 2014 from Stellenbosch cellar sees Cinsaut included in a wine that was previously a conventional Bordeaux-style red blend, the specific composition being 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 18% Petit Verdot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 12% Cinsaut and 6% Malbec, maturation lasting 18 months in […]

January 12, 2017
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Top 100 SA Wines 2014 results

The Top 100 SA Wines competition, now in its fourth year, attracted 491 entries up 15% on 2013. Le Riche Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon won a “Wine Consistency Award”, the only wine to feature among the winners in each of the four tastings to date. “Vineyard Consistency Awards” (for which read most successful producers) were also […]

April 10, 2014
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Le Riche Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

Le Riche Wines was founded by Etienne Le Riche in 1996 after more than 20 years at prominent Stellenbosch property Rustenberg. The maiden 1997 vintage of his Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was rated 5 Stars in the 1999 edition of Platter’s and the wine has enjoyed cult status ever since. Over the weekend the 1998 which […]

May 28, 2012
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Nederburg Private Bin D252 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2009

I’m not one to dismiss single-variety Sauvignon Blanc as inherently inferior à la some of our more high-profile critics and anybody making wine in the Swartland but I have to say that the Nederburg Private Bin D252 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2009 as the only white blend did shade just about all of the eight examples […]

July 19, 2011
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Le Riche Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Auctions are theoretically the best way of establishing the true market value of whatever is up for sale so what to make of turnover at the 26th annual Cape Winemakers Guild Auction completed on Saturday  coming in at R3 867 200, down 25% on 2009, which saw the highest ever sales in the auction’s history […]

October 4, 2010
by Christian
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Kanonkop 1997 et al.

Friday saw 11 older Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Wines presented at Jordan Winery Restaurant in Stellenbosch. It was to be an investigation of the age-worthiness of South African wine, a topic that attracts its fair share of controversy. I am inclined to think that when it comes to modern South African reds in particular, these […]

June 21, 2010
by Christian
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