Le Riche Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2019
By Christian Eedes, 21 October 2022
The 2019 vintage (price: R850 a bottle) of the Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from Christo Le Riche is a triumph. Grapes sourced from around Stellenbosch (46% Firgrove, 26% Helderberg, 15% Simonsberg and 13% Raithby), maturation lasted 24 months in French oak, 92% new.
The nose shows cassis, violets, tilled earth, pencil shavings and oak spice while the palate is full-bodied but balanced – a dense core of fruit is matched by fresh acidity and firm tannins, the finish wonderfully long and dry. A statuesque wine that also has drive. Alcohol: 14.19%.
CE’s rating: 96/100.
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