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South Africa, Stellenbosch

La Motte

La Motte 'Millennium' 2016

La Motte 'Millennium' 2016 4 Stars 2019 Platter’s South African Wine Guide

Tasting Notes

A blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, respectively, the 2016 La Motte Millennium was aged in older oak barrels to retain its freshness. The nose offers up notions of red fruits of cherry and plum, nuanced with some earth tones of cedar spice and tobacco leaf. Medium fuller bodied, supple and smooth textured and backed with well integrated tannins, there’s a lovely core of red fruit flavors that are accentuated with some of earth tones that carry over from the wine’s aromatics. This is drinking nicely as we speak and should show well over the next couple of years.

Awards, Reviews and other Notes

4 Stars 2019 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Cocoa richness in 16 (85 pts), merlot–led 4-way Bordeaux blend. Ripe, balanced & sot textured, approachable courtesy well-knit older oak, year.

Winemaker Notes

The nose of this wine tells the story of how it was made. Raspberry (Merlot), a slight herbaciousness (Cabernet Franc) and English toffee (oak) combine in a harmonious way. Malbec and Petit Verdot provide colour and spice. Very perfumy and aromatic with the earthiness of beetroot and leafy undergrowth. Juicy concentrated blueberry fruit on palate with fresh acidity and toffee sweetness. Spicy cinnamon finish.
A dusty, earthy nose with raspberry and mulberry fruit, cinnamon spice and a hint of mint, promising a complex wine. The first touch on the palate is velvety and juicy. The mid-palate is firm, but medium-bodied and the finish mineral-dry and lingering.

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Chemical Analysis




13.5% alcohol by volume



Red Blend

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