Michael Olivier recently reviewed La Motte’s Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 and had this to say about the wine:
“The La Motte Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 is a classic example of a typical South African Cabernet Sauvignon and one of the earliest reds of stature to be bottled in the Franschhoek Valley. This vintage has just been blended and recently bottled after spending 16 months of maturation period in 225-litre French oak barrels.
“The price: I think for an über-premium red from a premier estate a reasonable R107 per 750ml bottle.
“First Impression: Deep dark fruit, violets on the nose.
“The Taste: dark ruby in colour and with what the wine anoraks call a big extract [weak tea low extract versus strong tea big extract] it has weight in the mouth with soft tannins. Lovely fleshy sappy blackcurrants and plums and whiffs of violets. With a restrained and elegant soft ending.”
For the full review click here.