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RICHESSE 2016 WO Stellenbosch
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer LE RICHE
In France judging the 2020 Concours Mondial du Sauvignon. Here is Tony Asplerís review. Deep ruby in colour; cedary, spicy, plum and black currant bouquet; medium to full-bodied, dry, well-extracted, sweet black fruit flavours carried on lively acidity. This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Merlot has 14.5% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar. Has not appeared in Vintages before. CSPC 13320
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Lus Oca
Country South Africa
Region
Rating ***(90 points)
Ripe, Well Structured
LCBO Text Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: Firgrove and Bottelary are the main sources for this easy-drinking Cabernet-based blend from Christo Le Riche. Plush, ripe and full of sweet cassis and red berry fruit, it finishes with some tannic rigour. Drink date: 2019-2023. Score - 90 (Tim Atkin, MW, timatkin.com, South Africa Special Report 2018) Price $ 23.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - March 21, 2020
Cases bought 335 (6 bottles per case)

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