Single owner private wine collection

Timed Online Auction, 3 - 11 April 2023

Single owner private wine collection
About the Session

The wines have been sourced from a private collector, whose wines have been stored in an immaculate custom-built cellar. The collection showcases the best of the wine-making world and offers a range of options to suit any palate.


Sold for

ZAR 12 898
Lot 11
  • Alheit Vineyards; Radio Lazarus; 2015; 3 (1 x 3); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 7 000 - 10 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 12 898

About this Item

2015 Radio Lazarus
3 (1 x 3) 750ml

Chris and Suzanne Alheit set the wine world on fire with their maiden 2011 Cartology receiving 96 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. Aiming to harness the best old vineyards across the Cape, the Cartology offered a textured old-vine Chenin Blanc Semillon blend with startling purity and depth. Passionate and focused on the expression of place, tiny, long-forgotten parcels were added to the range, and are today South Africa’s most profound white wines. We auction maiden vintages of Magnetic Makstok on the legendary ‘Skurfkop’ in the Citrusdal area, Huilkrans in the Paardeberg, La Colline in Franschhoek, and, extremely rare Radio Lazarus in Stellenbosch.

Critics Ratings

'Radio Lazarus is now sourced from two Stellenbosch vineyards - one at 400 and the other at 450 metres - but remains a varietal Chenin of remarkable focus and concentration. Old wood and amphora-fermented, it’s saline, pithy and stony with ripe leesy, hay and honey notes supported by minerality. Drink: 2016-23'- Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2016, 95/100

'From old chenin vines on Bottelary Hills, minuscule yield in 2015. Uncompromising in youth: taut, intense, earthy but undercurrent of richness & ripe peach hints at benefits of laying down as long as you can resist. Native ferment in third old oak & clay pots.' - Platter's SA Wine Guide 2017, 5*

'The 2015 Radio Lazarus has an attractive bouquet with the almond and hazelnut aromas that I remarked upon at time of release. With time there are honeysuckle and jasmine aromas joining the fray. The palate is crisp and retains that waxy texture, orange rind and walnut at the front end with a whip-cracking salinity towards the finish. Superb.' - Neal Martin, Vinous, 94/100 (Jun 2019)

Provenance

Private Client

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