2015 Etienne le Riche Cape Winemakers Guild Cabernet Sauvignon Auction Reserve
Medium to dark mix of garnet and ruby red. Dark spices on the nose with undertones of dark berries and chalk. Solid acidity and well balanced tannins (6.5/10) with a medium plus to full body. Mix of dark berries and spices on the palate. A little woody too with the medium plus finish.
Twenty-fifth wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and the fourteenth red wine. This is made up of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon by Etienne le Riche from the Stellenbosch region. Aged for 24 months prior to bottling. Only 95 cases produced with 80 being auctioned in 2018. Sadly, Etienne was the third and final winemaker to retire at this year's auction.
2018 till 2027.
Price Point:$$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R9,295.00 ($109.33 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R11,400.00 ($134.09 a bottle) and lowest bid was R8,000.00 ($94.10 a bottle).