The backbone of the range, it’s a phenomenal expression of Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon when it’s allowed a maritime influence, and it is this that sets it apart and marks it as truly Bordelaise. With carefully selected fruit from the cool gravelly slopes facing False Bay to the rich red granitic soils around Stellenbosch, the wine gains its complexity by expertly blending fruit from 4 specifically diverse terroirs. Ripe cherries and fresh plums are balanced on the nose by vanilla and cedar spice. The palate has lush layers of fruit and spice plus smooth velvety tannins with a firm structure and succulent finish. LE RICHE is a family run estate founded by Etienne Le Riche in 1996. Situated close to the historic town of Stellenbosch, the winery is perched on the slopes of the Heldeberg Mountain and surrounded by the majestic Hottentots Holland Mountain range. Le Riche are known as Cabernet Masters - selecting grapes from the best possible Stellenbosch terroirs to craft top quality Cabernets with superb cellaring potential. Their wines are elegant and classy with fine grained tannins and subtle oak integration. Although not aiming to be Bordeaux replicas, they do have much in common with the balance and poise sometimes found in top Margaux. Tim Atkin’s Cape Classification currently ranks this estate as 2nd Growth level. Production is 8000×6 cases a year, with the Reserve range consisting of only 1000 cases. With most of their wines sold domestically, these wines are rare but worth sourcing.
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Topiary Shiraz 2014 75cl
In the glass the wine is beautifully restrained, with cured meat, lavender and purple petal notes. On the palate, it is luxurious and well defined, offering red cherry spice, Victoria plum and white pepper flavours. Meaty, spicy and unfiltered, this is...
Vergelegen Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Reserve 75cl
The grapes were selected from Vergelegens Stonepine, Rondekop, Rooiland and Kopland Vineyards. These vineyards are all north to northwest facing, with granite, Hutton and Clovelly soils. Vines were planted 4000 to the hectare. The preferre
Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 75cl
Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon was vinified from selected fruit from low-yielding mature vineyards. The vines are densely planted on gravelly, low vigour Vilafontes and Dundee soil which has approximately 15 % clay to ensure water availability to the vine...
Vergelegen Reserve Merlot 2015 75cl
All the grapes came from Vergelegens vineyards: Kopland, Stonepine, Korhaan and Rooiland. Although most of the Merlot was planted on north and north-west facing slopes, the Korhaan and Lower Schaapenberg vineyards are on cooler sea-facing
Vergelegen Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2013 75cl
Bright dark red. Claret-like aromas of black and redcurrant, coffee, tobacco, mocha and sexy oak. A pliant, mid-weight wine with noteworthy richness and a firm spine of harmonious acidity to its intense berry and spice flavours. Sourc
Iona Sauvignon Blanc 2019 75cl
Fragrance of pure white grapefruit, intense tropical fruit, ripe gooseberry and fleshy kiwi fruit over-lay Iona's distinctive herbal and floral undertones. The palate is keenly balanced showing cut green apples and lime marmalade followed
Boekenhoutskloof Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 75cl
Claret like in its profile, the wine exhibits richness, texture and a youthful elegance. Wild berry, cassis with spicy notes abound. The tannins are refined, well integrated and suggest the wine has significant ageing potential. This Stellenbosch Cabernet
Big Easy Chenin Blanc 2019 75cl by Ernie
Big Easy Chenin Blanc grapes were harvested from individually selected, low yielding vines from Stellenbosch, Durbanville and Perdeberg in the Western Cape. The 2016 Big Easy Chenin Blanc is loaded with ripe mandarin and lime on the nose,
Klein Constantia Sauvignon Blanc 2019 75cl
Klein Constantia is one of the oldest vineyards in the region of Cape, making wines since 1689! This Sauvignon might be an entry level to their production, but it sure means business. The aromas are of pineapple and passionfruit. The palate is classic ...
Kanonkop Pinotage 2017 75cl
Deep intense plum colour with a purple hue. A bold intensity of black plum, red and black berries and a concentration of vanilla and aromatic sweet spice. This vintage offers a good complexity with layered flavours that is balanced and accessible, but ...