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South Africa, Stellenbosch

La Motte

La Motte Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

La Motte Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 90 pts James Suckling

Tasting Notes

Jan 2019 - The nose of the 2016 La Motte Cabernet Sauvignon showcases good varietal characteristics with oak spice overlaying black currant fruit, a note of dusty herb and mint aromatically. The nose has good lift with the oak nicely integrated aromatically, which carries over into the medium to fuller palate. This has some good weight with mouth filling dark currant fruit that has a nice juiciness that is countered with some noted tannins that firm up the back end on the dry finish. The tannins are still a little firm so if you drink this within the next year, decanting will help. With some extra bottle age this will drink beautifully over the next 4 plus years.

Food Accompaniments

Beef, lamb, venison, mushroom stroganoff


Awards, Reviews and other Notes

90 pts James Suckling June 2018
Blackcurrants, eucalyptus, thyme and pine needles. Medium to full body, grippy tannins and a medium-chewy finish. Drink now.
4 Stars 2019 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Blue & black berry vibrancy on 16. Supple & smooth yet well-framed by French oak, third new. Spicy sheen adds interest, as does 8% cinsault. Long, rich finish.



Winemaker Notes

Grapes from three areas were combined, to create a complex wine. Bot River yields good tannin structure and colour, Franschhoek yields pure berry fruit, and grapes from Stellenbosch yield volume and light mint spice. Cinsaut lowers the alcohol content and enhances fruit and elegance.
An elegant, typically South African style Cabernet Sauvignon, made to reflect varietal characteristics. The dark red colour and big extract reveal a great year for reds. Intense varietal nose with blackcurrant, violets, mint and slight plum. Heavy body, but rounded tannins and fleshy consistency.



Chemical Analysis

Price

SKU

Varietal

13.5% alcohol by volume

$18.99

14524

Cabernet Sauvignon


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