Le Riche Wines was founded by Etienne le Riche in 1996 and is now run as a family concern. Coming from an illustrious career in the South African wine industry, Etienne decided to create a winery where he could express the cultivar he had grown to love and respect, Cabernet Sauvignon. The approach was simple, to illustrate the nuances of Stellenbosch Cabernets as best possible. Preferring not to be inhibited by estate classification, he chose to select grapes from the best possible terroirs Stellenbosch had to offer. The resulting wines have shown great elegance and class, consistently proving to be of superb quality and maturation potential.
Spicy oak complemented by ripe cherry and red fruit flavours. Soft, supple tannins are balanced with a firm acidity and a lingering, juicy finish. Savoury hints on the palate invite a rich, meaty accompaniment. Delicious at the moment, but would benefit from further maturation.