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Overall rating:

Points 89
Drink:2016-2021
Grape Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon

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La Motte Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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La Motte, Cabernet Sauvignon, Franschhoek, South Africa 2012

Here the fruit comes from Stellenbosch, Paarl, Franschoek, Durbanville and Walker Bay. After fermentation the wine spent 14 months maturing in 225L French barriques (50% new, 25% second and third fill). There is also 15% Merlot blended in which adds to the sweet cassis and blackberry primary fruits alongside an attractive leafiness. Good juiciness, easy tannins and length.

Price UK [2010] £16.99 SA Wines Online

Alc 13.84%

Taster John Stimpfig