Lanzerac Le General
Lanzerac Le General
Lanzerac Le General
Lanzerac Le General
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Lanzerac Le General

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After the First World War, the owner of this beautiful Stellenbosch wine farm renamed it Lanzerac, in honour of a renowned French General, who was famous for his aggressive attitude and determination during the Aisne-Marne battle in 1918, which marked the series of offensives that finally won the Allied Forces the war. That is where the name Le Général is derived from.

This ‘Left Bank Blend”, made from 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 10% Malbec and 6% Petit Verdot, was matured in a combination of new and 2nd fill 300 litre French oak barrels for a period of 20 months. The 4 varietals were individually fermented and matured before careful blending and bottling.

This full-bodied Cabernet-based blend announces vanilla and nutmeg spice before a flood of dark berries, cooked plums and blackcurrants assail the palate. Dark chocolate and hints of smoke is supported by sturdy smooth tannins and an endless finish.

Vintage: 2019

Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot

Alc: 14%

Food Match: Leg or shoulder of Lamb, Rich roast veg dishes, Pepper and herb beef

Style: Full bodied and savoury

Awards: 4.5 John Platter Stars, Veritas Gold, IWSC Silver, 92 pts Tim Atkin

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