Auction Wines 2004

Boekenhoutskloof Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2001

100% Cabernet Sauvignon Fermented with we372 with regular pump overs / punch downs.  7 day post fermentation maceration followed by malolactic fermentation in cask and 27 month maturation in 100% new French oak barriques. Tasting note: Red currant aromas with cinnamon and rich oaking detail. Full bodied with big structure and depth. Lengthy finish. Further maturation will reward.

Winemaker: Marc Kent

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 2 000.00
Lowest: R 1 400.00
Average: R 1 590.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 150
Cases Auctioned 80

Analysis

Alc: 14.10 vol%
RS: 2.70 g/l
TA: 5.80 g/l
pH: 3.70

Boplaas 10 Year Old Potstill Brandy

100% Colombar. The first 10-year-old brandy from Boplaas, from a single barrel selection. 20 cases of this brandy were sold on the 2003 auction. Tasting note: Lovely, coppery-yellow colour, as a result of ageing in limousine barrels for 10 years. Dried pear, peach and vanilla flavours. Alcohol well integrated. Ideal to drink as a liqueur brandy.

Winemaker: Carel Nel

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 1 500.00
Lowest: R 1 250.00
Average: R 1 350.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 64
Cases Auctioned 20

Analysis

Alc: 39.00 vol%
RS: 4.29 g/l
TA:
pH:

Boplaas Auction Reserve Port 2002

65% Touriga Nacional, 25% Tinta Barocca And 10% Souzao. Rated as the best port in South Africa by wine magazine 2004. Maximum extraction from full ripe fruit picked at 26 degrees B; fortified with brandy spirits. Aged in 500 litre Portuguese oak barrels for 18 months. Tasting note: Dark black colour, intense berry, dried fruit and Christmas cake flavours. Alcohol well integrated, tannins firm but ripe, lingering aftertaste. Made in the drier Portuguese vintage port style.

Winemaker: Carel Nel

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 1 550.00
Lowest: R 1 300.00
Average: R 1 433.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 52
Cases Auctioned 30

Analysis

Alc: 19.00 vol%
RS: 95.00 g/l
TA: 5.60 g/l
pH: 3.65

De Trafford Perspective 2002

33% Cabernet Franc, 33% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Franc One third each: cabernet franc, merlot, cabernet sauvignon. This auction wine is a selection of the single best barrel of each variety from our small 3ha Mont Fleur vineyard, 380m up between the Stellenbosch and Helderberg mountains. The soil is a deep red Hutton with an ideal combination of good drainage and good moisture retention. The vines are planted to a relatively high density of 5000 vines / ha ensuring that each vine does not produce much more than 1kg. Matured for 18 months in new French oak. Tasting note: The perfectly ripe fruit shows in the deep colour and intense, complex nose. Rich, powerful wine with a long granular tannin finish.

Winemaker: David Trafford

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 1 450.00
Lowest: R 1 050.00
Average: R 1 251.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 140
Cases Auctioned 110

Analysis

Alc: 15.30 vol%
RS: 1.80 g/l
TA: 5.40 g/l
pH: 3.51

Flagstone The Black South Easter Shiraz / Cab 2003

53% Shiraz, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot Bottled under screw cap. Grapes were handpicked, kept in cold storage overnight, crushed the following day and placed in flagstone open top fermentors. Many experiments with different strains of yeast were carried out. Cold maceration on skins for up to two weeks. 4-hourly punch downs. Pressed to barrel, where malolactic fermentation took place. All barrels were tasted and the best were selected for this wine. Tasting note: Attractive deep red colour with classic aromas of ripe red plums, blackberries and strawberries. Core deliciously rich in vanilla with undertones of cinnamon and spice. New American oak, well integrated with fruit and spice. Prominent ripe tannins contribute to a well rounded finish in creamy elegance.

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 1 050.00
Lowest: R 900.00
Average: R 952.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 90
Cases Auctioned 40

Analysis

Alc: 14.50 vol%
RS: 1.80 g/l
TA: 5.60 g/l
pH: 3.41

Graham Beck Shiraz / Viognier 2003

94% Shiraz, 6% Viognier. The grapes were picked mid-march 2003; both varietals were crushed and fermented together. Made in an aerated pump-over method, pressed, malolactic fermentation and 13 months French oak barrel maturation. Tasting note: A true expression of the blend with spicy Shiraz flavours, supported by the apple and peachy flavours of Viognier. This is our second vintage of this unique blend which originates from northern Rhone - one of the most fascinating wine styles in the world.

Winemaker: Charles Hopkins

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 1 000.00
Lowest: R 500.00
Average: R 652.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 120
Cases Auctioned 76

Analysis

Alc: 15.06 vol%
RS: 2.20 g/l
TA: 5.20 g/l
pH: 3.65

Grangehurst Auction Reserve 2001

49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Pinotage, 14% Shiraz. A Cape blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage and Shiraz. The grapes were sourced from prime Helderberg (Stellenbosch) vineyards; fermented in open kuipe, punch downs (pigeage) for colour and tannin extraction; basket pressed; matured in French (77%) and American (23%) oak barrels (70% new) for 26 months. Tasting note: Deep, intense ruby colour. Rich raspberry & damson fruit aromas and flavours with hints of cedar & tobacco. A full-bodied wine with smooth, ripe tannins, lively acidity and a long finish. Recommended drinking - 2005 to 2010.

Winemaker: Jeremy Walker

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 700.00
Lowest: R 550.00
Average: R 583.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 132
Cases Auctioned 90

Analysis

Alc: 14.30 vol%
RS: 2.20 g/l
TA: 5.90 g/l
pH: 3.65

Grangehurst Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2001

100% Cabernet Sauvignon. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon from four Stellenbosch vineyards (3 Helderberg, 1 Lynedoch). Fermented in open kuipe, basket-pressed and matured in new 225 litre barrels (92% French- and 8% American oak). Racked from barrels after 22 months, then blended and bottled. Tasting note: Dark ruby, with slight garnet edge. Youthful violets, red berries and cassis complemented by cedar and vanilla aromas / flavours. Lively, spicy on the palate with firm, ripe tannins. This wine should develop and improve for at least 8 years from vintage.

Winemaker: Jeremy Walker

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 1 000.00
Lowest: R 700.00
Average: R 792.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 265
Cases Auctioned 96

Analysis

Alc: 14.00 vol%
RS: 1.50 g/l
TA: 6.20 g/l
pH: 3.66

Hartenberg Gravel Hill Shiraz 2002

100% Shiraz The gravel hill is from a single vineyard site which reflects the unique position it occupies on Hartenberg estate. It is made up of pure red gravel stone on a lower slope of the property. This terroir consistently produces a wine unique in character, quality and expression. The wine spent 16 months in 100% small, 225 litre French oak, of which 60% was new, the balance being 2nd fill. Tasting note: Black, deep centred colour. Perfumed violet and vanilla oak mixed with pepper and spices on the bouquet. Mouthfeel shows clean primary fruit with succulent, elegant mid palate and a refined finish.

Winemaker: Carl Schultz

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 1 350.00
Lowest: R 1 100.00
Average: R 1 220.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 126
Cases Auctioned 50

Analysis

Alc: 14.50 vol%
RS: 2.10 g/l
TA: 6.10 g/l
pH: 3.41

Jordan Sophia Auction Reserve 2002

82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot A blend of the best cobblers hill barrels and a reserve cabernet sauvignon, this wine has been named 'Sophia' after the legendary mother of faith, hope and charity. Representing the characteristics of the 3 Bordeaux varieties that make up this exceptional wine, the cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and merlot were harvested from the best hillside vineyards at Jordan, with views looking out over Table Mountain and False Bay. Fermented at 28 degrees C with 3 pump-overs daily over the fermenting cap. After pressing, the wine was racked to barrel where it completed malolactic fermentation. The wine spent a total of 26 months in 225 litre French oak barrels. Tasting note: Complex, dark chocolate, black cherry and cassis intertwine with rich black berry fruit and hints of vanilla and spice from the integrated French oak. Densely layered ripe tannins add to the opulent finish. Well structured, this wine will reward careful cellaring for many years to come.

Winemaker: Gary Jordan

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 1 350.00
Lowest: R 1 100.00
Average: R 1 246.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 136
Cases Auctioned 120

Analysis

Alc: 15.12 vol%
RS: 1.70 g/l
TA: 6.00 g/l
pH: 3.65

Kaapzicht Auction Reserve 2001

50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Pinotage, 10% Merlot. The three cultivars were vinified separately in stainless steel red wine tanks. Pumping over was done at regular intervals. After malolactic fermentation, the wine went to new French oak barrels for 19 months. 50 cases of this wine were sold at the 2003 auction. Tasting note: Young and complex. A dark regal ruby colour. Layers of sweet blackcurrant, mulberry, cherry and chocolate fruit with lovely spicy oak. The texture is smooth and silky with a long, full finish. Rich in flavour, showing a little gaminess in the finish.

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 1 300.00
Lowest: R 1 100.00
Average: R 1 206.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 1.5 L
Case Size: 3 x 1.5L
Cases Produced: 133
Cases Auctioned 50

Analysis

Alc: 15.00 vol%
RS: 1.70 g/l
TA: 6.20 g/l
pH: 3.42

Kaapzicht Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2001

100% Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes were vinified in red wine fermentors doing pump-overs at regular intervals. After malolactic fermentation, the wine went into French oak barrels for 19 months. 50 cases of this wine were sold at the 2003 auction. Tasting note: The wine has an excellent colour concentration of dense ruby red. Perfumed nose of fresh blackcurrant and blueberry fruit, enveloped in spicy new French oak. Voluptuous melange of ripe fruit flavours in a cloak of oak and soft, ripe, tannins augur well for ageing.

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 950.00
Lowest: R 750.00
Average: R 767.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 130
Cases Auctioned 50

Analysis

Alc: 15.00 vol%
RS: 1.80 g/l
TA: 5.80 g/l
pH: 3.66

Kanonkop 2001

62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc, 19% Merlot This wine is a selection of the three best French oak barrels of the 2001 Paul Sauer that was matured in oak for 24 months. The wine was made in the traditional way in open fermentors and colour and flavour was extracted by punching the cap by hand. At a recent tasting of Paul Sauers (20 vintages) from 1981 to 2001, the 2001 vintage was the joint winner with the 1995. Tasting note: A full bodied classic red blend with a dark red colour. An excellent vintage that shows loads of berry fruit on the nose and taste which is well integrated with the oak flavours. A complex wine that will age in the bottle for at least ten years and more.

Winemaker: Beyers Truter

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 2 550.00
Lowest: R 1 950.00
Average: R 2 022.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 150
Cases Auctioned 100

Analysis

Alc: 13.60 vol%
RS: 1.80 g/l
TA: 5.85 g/l
pH: 3.64

Le Riche Auction Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

100% Cabernet Sauvignon This single vineyard cabernet sauvignon was fermented in traditional open tanks and macerated on the skins for 9 days. Secondary fermentation in barrels was followed by two years maturation. Tasting note: Intense, deep red with forthcoming bouquet of coffee and spicy oak balanced by ripe, fruity berry flavours and structured, firm tannins.

Winemaker: Etienne Le Riche

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 1 350.00
Lowest: R 1 200.00
Average: R 1 236.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 95
Cases Auctioned 82

Analysis

Alc: 14.00 vol%
RS: 1.60 g/l
TA: 7.00 g/l
pH: 3.60

Overgaauw Shiraz 2002

100% Shiraz Fermentation: 50% in open fermentors for 8 days, finish in oak. 50% in tank - 15 days skin contact. 90 % was matured in French oak and 10% in American oak for 15 months. Bottled June 2003 Tasting note: Deep purple colour. Peppery flavours, ripe mulberry and sweet fruit aromas. Wonderful acid fruit balance, spicy oakiness on palate.

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Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 96
Cases Auctioned 76

Analysis

Alc: 14.50 vol%
RS: 2.70 g/l
TA: 5.90 g/l
pH: 3.50

Rudera Cabernet Sauvignon Auction Reserve 2002

100% Cabernet Sauvignon Sorting was done in the vineyard, followed by berry selection in the cellar before crush. The grapes were fermented with inoculated yeast (WE372) and pumped over three times per day. Fermentation was at 31?c and lasted five days. Extended skin contact lasted a total of 18 days. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation in barrel. Only new French oak barrels were used, all Vicard prestige barrels. The wine was racked three months later. The wine matured in barriques for 23 months. The wine is unfiltered and received only an egg white fining before being bottled. Tasting note: A nose of great depth, with elegant lead pencil and cassis flavours. Very attractive bouquet of violets and cedary cigar box notes. The tannins on this wine are big and velvety. This plummy, cassis fruit cabernet reflects the elegance of the 2002 vintage. The long finish is firmed up by very ripe tannins, culminating in a truly classic cabernet.

Winemaker: Teddy Hall

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 1 500.00
Lowest: R 1 400.00
Average: R 1 439.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 118
Cases Auctioned 100

Analysis

Alc: 14.50 vol%
RS: 2.10 g/l
TA: 6.50 g/l
pH: 3.95

Rudera Chenin Blanc NLH Auction Reserve 2003

100% Chenin Blanc The botrytised grapes were hand-picked from old bush vines on the mornings of 15 and 16 April 2003, and were berry selected using a vibrating sorting table. The yields were 1,9 tons per hectare (7hl/ha) with acids above 9,2g/l and ph generally below 3,1. A total of 989 x 375ml were made. The grapes were lightly crushed and the juice was allowed to settle overnight. New French barriques were filled and allowed to ferment with the natural yeast, using the indigenous microflora on the grapes. Fermentation took place in a 14?c cellar but actual fermentation temperatures were not monitored. Fermentation was completed two months later, after which the wine was sterile filtered before being bottled. 60 cases of this wine were sold at the 2003 auction. Tasting note: Bright yellow-gold with green tinge. Mango, paw-paw and dried fruit on the nose. Peach kernels, honeyed botrytis character follow the palate with floral, waxy Chenin Blanc fruit and a long grapefruit finish.

Winemaker: Teddy Hall

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 1 900.00
Lowest: R 1 300.00
Average: R 1 660.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 375ml
Case Size: 6 x 375ml
Cases Produced: 164
Cases Auctioned 76

Analysis

Alc: 12.50 vol%
RS: 131.70 g/l
TA: 7.40 g/l
pH: 3.43

Simonsig Auction Reserve Shiraz 2002

100% Shiraz Picked at 26?b from very low-yielding (3.7 tons/ha) vineyard. Fermented between 26 and 30?c with a total of 20 days on the skins. Matured in 100% new Vicard prestige and Fran?ois Freres barrels for 14 months before bottling in July 2003. 60 cases of this wine were sold at the 2003 auction. Tasting note: Pepper and dried fynbos on the nose, with black mulberry flavours. Spicy oak vanillins and sweet cinnamon aromas integrate well with the concentrated fruit. Very tight, with substantial structure promising great maturation potential. A classic expression in the perfumed Rhone style.

Winemaker: Johan Malan

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 950.00
Lowest: R 850.00
Average: R 902.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 140
Cases Auctioned 44

Analysis

Alc: 15.00 vol%
RS: 3.20 g/l
TA: 5.30 g/l
pH: 3.80

Simonsig Cuvee Chene Cap Classique 2000

80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir Whole bunch pressed chardonnay and pinot noir. Chardonnay was fermented in older French oak barriques and left on primary lees for 9 months. Pinot noir brings red grape fullness to the cuv?e. Four years on the lees before degorgement gave the wine ample time to develop further complexity. 66 cases of this wine were sold at the 2003 auction. Tasting note: Lemony chardonnay followed by roasted almond nuttiness. A refreshing entry on the palate shows freshly baked bread flavours and subtle oak taastiness. The finish is clean and the sophisticated dryness lingers on the finish. A complex food style wine.

Winemaker: Johan Malan

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 700.00
Lowest: R 550.00
Average: R 610.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 194
Cases Auctioned 40

Analysis

Alc: 12.40 vol%
RS: 4.50 g/l
TA: 7.60 g/l
pH: 3.10

Simonsig Petit Verdot 2002

85% Petit Verdot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc Very low yield: 3,3 tons /ha. Picked at full ripeness at 26?b, fermented between 27 - 29?c for 9 days. Matured in 100% new Taransaud Allier barrels for 16 months. Blended with 15% Bordeaux varieties to enhance berry fruit. The perfect wine to add variety to your cellar and spice to your life! Tasting note: Deep colour with almost black centre. Black berry fruit with savoury pepper flavours. Spicy vanilla oak adds to the complexity. Densely packed wine with full bodied structure which will reward a few years in the cellar.

Winemaker: Johan Malan

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 1 050.00
Lowest: R 450.00
Average: R 580.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 146
Cases Auctioned 60

Analysis

Alc: 14.20 vol%
RS: 2.10 g/l
TA: 5.70 g/l
pH: 3.84

Vinfruco Credo Sauvignon Blanc 2004

100% Sauvignon Blanc The distinctive Groenekloof terroir of deep fertile soils and proximity to the Atlantic Ocean is reflected in the enhanced varietal character of this slow ripening fruit of the cape west coast. In keeping with Vinfruco?s commitment to partnerships with their producers and nature, these sauvignon Blanc grapes were selected from a single vineyard of the Tullie family. Tasting note: The expressive sauvignon Blanc shows its cool origins in ripe gooseberry and flinty flavours with a crisp and long finish.

Winemaker: Nicky Versfeld

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 750.00
Lowest: R 450.00
Average: R 595.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 105
Cases Auctioned 96

Analysis

Alc: 13.60 vol%
RS: 1.80 g/l
TA: 6.60 g/l
pH: 3.40

Vriesenhof Cabernet Franc 2002

100% Cabernet Franc This wine is a mix of 6 different clones from our cabernet franc vineyard at Vriesenhof. Bunch selection and berry selection took place before fermentation. The wine underwent alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in new wood from Bordeaux coopers and was bottled after 18 months in barrel. Tasting note: A medium-bodied wine with firm berry and cassis aromas as well as a little charring at the back. On the palate, the wine shows firm elegant fruit with the wood as the support base.

Winemaker: Jan Coetzee

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 1 050.00
Lowest: R 650.00
Average: R 792.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 138
Cases Auctioned 76

Analysis

Alc: 13.80 vol%
RS: 1.60 g/l
TA: 6.10 g/l
pH: 3.50

Vriesenhof Pinot Noir 2003

100% Pinot Noir: 40% Clone 115a, 60% Clone 777 Both clones 115a and 777 were fermented in open fermentors and the cap was pushed back into the juice 4-5 times per day. The alcoholic, as well as the malolactic fermentation, was completed in new Burgundian oak and the wine bottled in December 2003. Tasting note: This blend of two clones from granite soil shows a strong earthy, mushroom, forest floor character, with the wood still dominating on the nose. The mouthfeel is broad, soft and creamy and shows firm woodiness which will integrate in time.

Winemaker: Jan Coetzee

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 1 200.00
Lowest: R 700.00
Average: R 881.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 296
Cases Auctioned 76

Analysis

Alc: 13.80 vol%
RS: 1.80 g/l
TA: 6.40 g/l
pH: 3.45

Waterford Auction Reserve 2003

40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Shiraz, 12% Mourv?dre, 10% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec In search of the best expression of the Waterford estate vineyards - cabernet sauvignon (40%), shiraz (28%), Mourvedre (12%), merlot (10%), cabernet franc (6%), petit Verdot (2%) and Malbec (2%) were used in this assemblage. Aged in new and used 225 litre French oak barriques for 14 months. Egg white fined and bottled for the 2004 cape winemakers guild auction. Tasting note: Beautiful deep ruby colour. Aromas of ripe plums combined with nuances of tobacco and white pepper. Layered flavours of liquorice and dry lavender, followed by lovely lengthy dry tannins. Refined length on finish.

Winemaker: Kevin Arnold

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 1 850.00
Lowest: R 1 550.00
Average: R 1 724.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 200
Cases Auctioned 100

Analysis

Alc: 14.50 vol%
RS: 2.00 g/l
TA: 5.80 g/l
pH: 3.50