Cellar Door Price R 545 | Wine Club Price R 436
After the First World War, the owner of this beautiful Stellenbosch wine farm renamed it Lanzerac, in honour of the renowned French General Lanrezac. This war veteran 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 2014 is derived from.
This ‘Left Bank Blend”, made from 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Merlot, 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.
The Lanzerac Le Général is a limited barrel selection of the best red wine of the 2015 vintage. 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.
Enjoy this wine with an herb and pepper crusted rib of beef, braised lamb shoulder with fennel and orange or a chocolate collaboration dessert with chilled fondant, cocoa sorbet, Caramelia aero, white chocolate mousse and cherries.