Le Riche

2021 Richesse


£15.00 per bottle

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Le Riche is the master of modern Cape Cabernet, skillfully blended here with Cinsault, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot.

The Richesse is fresh with vibrant aromas of raspberry and blackcurrant, supported by hints of cedar and white pepper. The aromas are mirrored on the palate with succulent, juicy fruit and mouth-filling flavours of red cherry and plum. Fine, chalky tannins enhance the silky mouthfeel and long, delicate finish. The Cabernet Sauvignon adds body and complexity whilst the Cinsault brings great perfume and accessibility to this versatile wine

Grapes were carefully selected and hand-picked from vineyards located in Firgrove, Jonkershoek, Helderberg, Bottelary and Raithby. The wines were fermented separately until dry in traditional open concrete tanks with regular manual plunging. After malolactic fermentation in tank, the components were transferred to French oak barriques for 12 months maturation. After blending, the finished wine was aged a further 8 months in barrique and foudre.

92/100 Tim Atkin

Le Riche Richesse 2021
Stellenbosch (14.4%)
Christo Le Riche added 13% Cinsault to his 2021 Richesse to bring what he calls "grace" to
this dense, focused blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with 13% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot
and 8% Merlot. Savoury, juicy and perfumed, it's a refined, lightly wooded assemblage with
bramble, plum and red berry fruit and underlying grip and backbone. 2024-29

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