Lanzerac Le Général 2012

Lanzerac Le Général 2012 from Lanzerac Wine Estate in Stellenbosch has been recognised as one of the Top 100 SA Wines for 2015.

What is this award about? ‘Top 100 SA Wines enables wine farms to position their winning wines with clarity, purpose and integrity. These wines are easily recognisable with an eye-catching label on the bottle, allowing consumers to select their perfect Top 100 SA Wine.’

This year’s Top 100 judges were Masters of Wine Tim Atkin, Richard KershawGreg Sherwoodand Justin Knock, well-known British wine journalist Jamie Goode, Cape Wine Master Lizette Tolken and winemaker Duncan Savage

Wynand Lategan, Cellar Master at Lanzerac Wine Estate, produces only 500 cases of this award-winning wine annually. 

The name Le Général pays tribute to the well-known French General Lanzerac (after which it is believed the estate was named) 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 war. 

Tasting notes: Le Général is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinotage, Shiraz and Malbec, and displays deep colour and offers layers of black and red berry aromas, with hints of currant and cacao on the nose. The wine delivers a well-rounded amalgam of berries and chocolate on the palate that lingers on the aftertaste. The Le Général has the potential to mature over a 10 to 12 year period and will only get better with time.  

For more information contact Zelda Furstenburg on  winesales@lanzerac.co.za or contact 021 886 5641.