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ZAR 11 139
Lot 18
  • Hartenberg; The MacKenzie; 2009 - 2011; 3 (1 x 3); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 3 000 - 3 500
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
ZAR 11 139
Location
Wine Storage

About this Item

The MacKenzie, 2009 - 2011
3 (1 x 3) 750ml
With a rich history that dates back to 1692, Hartenberg has passed through the legendary families of Finlayson and Gilbey until the late Ken Mackenzie purchased the estate in 1987. Situated in its own self-contained valley on the slopes of the Bottelary Hills in Stellenbosch, the terroir is renowned for fine quality and ageability. CWG member Carl Schultz has presided as the head winemaker for over 25 years and has produced world class, powerful reds. 
The 170-hectare property has a pure water source running through it, and a number of birds and animals which call Hartenberg their home. As such, the owners and staff have accepted responsibility for the conservation of the property through considered and sustainable use of all natural resources. They have various initiatives in place to ensure an environment where nature thrives.
The Mackenzie is a limited volume single-vineyard flagship blend. The selection on auction constitutes the best vintages of the decade following the turn of the century.

Critics Ratings

A thrilling 3-bottle vertical with Platter's 4.5 and 5 stars vintages, usually 85% Cabernet Sauvignon with dashes of Merlot and Petit Verdot. 2009 was 'poised and balanced', 5 Star 2011 showed 'vibrant Immediacy' while the 2010 was 'effortlessly elegant and polished' according to Platters .

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